"A standard-bearer in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease" - Doddie Weir ranks his five toughest opponents | Ruck

“A standard-bearer in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease” – Doddie Weir ranks his five toughest opponents


RUCK takes a look at who legendary Doddie Weir has selected as the toughest opponents from his incredible rugby career.

The former Scotland international, whose charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised more than £5m for MND research, played with and against some of the best players of all-time.

The ranking you see is made up of players Doddie Weir singled out for praise in his Autobiography, My Name’5 DODDIE.

#5. Scott Quinnell (Wales)

  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, Richmond, Wales
  • Position No. 8
  • All Tests 55

He was a cross-code star of the 1990’s, representing Wales in both Union and League. His Test debut came against Canada in 1993, but it was against France in 1994, as Wales were on their way to the Five Nations title, that he announced himself with a stunning solo try. He retired in 2005 to focus on coaching Llanelli, before later becoming a well-liked television pundit.

Weir said: “I’ve known Scotty for a long time, as a rival, as a fellow tourist, as a pundit, and a lot of hospitality functions. He was the complete player.”

DID YOU KNOW? He is the son of legendary Wales flanker Derek Quinnell

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