James Horwill (77)
England have 7 professional Soccer leagues not to mention the most watch sports league in the world. Ireland have both Gaelic Football, Soccer and Hurling. France are the current Football World Cup Champions.
Past a pretty early age though there isn't competition for the talented players though.
There aren't exactly a whole bunch of English kids deciding whether they'll sign a pro contract with a rugby club or a football club. They have some competition from league but the profiles of the two sports in the UK are reversed and league is only really big in the north of the country.
Same goes for Ireland and France.