Former NFL punter receives roasting from rugby players after 'dominate' tweet

Former NFL punter Marquette King has perhaps not received the response he intended when tweeting that he'd dominate if he ever took to the rugby field.

Tweeting on Saturday afternoon "If I played rugby I would dominate easily", King was quickly brought back down to earth by former and current international rugby players, as well as rugby fans from around the world.

The 31-year-old made his NFL debut with the Las Vegas Raiders (previously Oakland) in 2012 before being picked up by the Denver Broncos, however after just four games he was placed on injury reserve and later released. Last year he played for the St Louis BattleHawks in the XFL.

His tweet on Saturday quickly went viral and he soon learned rugby twitter is not a world to be entered into lightly.

Former All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino replied that he would love to see King on the rugby field adding a #NoPads to the end of the tweet, while England prop Ellis Genge wasn't as diplomatic in his response, stating 'I'd bend him right back up'.

The comments flooded in with King soon receiving up to 1.5k responses, many of which pointed out the brutality of rugby, and 880 retweets.

Sides around the world invited the punter to training sessions including New Zealand's All Blacks and England club side Leicester Tigers.

After the flood of responses pointing out the use of padding in American Football, King posted a poll asking twitter 'Which sport would you find the better overall athlete?', he perhaps didn't get the response he was after with 78.6 percent of over 22,000 responders voting for rugby over American Football.

After over 24 hours of roasting from rugby fans around the world, King quickly acknowledged that he'd learned how passionate rugby fans are and perhaps won't be tweeting about domination in the sport in the future.

Fingers crossed we see him take up the offer to attend an All Blacks training...