"A standard-bearer in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease" - Doddie Weir ranks his five toughest opponents - Page 3 of 5 - Ruck

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

#3. Richard Hill (England)

  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, Saracens, England
  • Position Back-row
  • All Tests 76

Hill played 288 times for Saracens and 71 times for England making him one of the modern greats of the English game. He also played five Tests for the British and Irish Lions between 1997 and 2005.

Weir said: “He was fantastic guy and a terrific player, someone I got to know really well on that trip (1997 Lion). But in terms of bedroom manners, he was abysmal.”

DID YOU KNOW? On his mother’s side, Hill is a second cousin removed of film director Peter Jackson, who directed The Lord of the Rings

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