All Black legend Zinzan Brooke ranks his five toughest opponents

All Blacks legend Zinzan Brooke has revealed his toughest opponents from his stellar career.

Zinzan Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand, and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks, captained Auckland Blues to Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997 and was an influential figure in Auckland’s dominance in the National Provincial Championship during the late 1980s and 1990s.

The 53-year-old has picked an interesting mix, with three forwards and two backs making selection:

Honourable mentions included England duo Peter Winterbottom and Martin Johnson, along with South Africa prop Os du Randt.

DID YOU KNOW? Zinzan Brooke’s son Lucas signed a professional contract with Gallagher Premiership side London Irish

5. David Campese (Australia)

 Campese was one of the game’s great players and someone who had the ability to polarise supporters. Brash, arrogant and brilliant, “Campo” bewitched defences and infuriated opponents the world over during a career that took in 101 international caps and 64 tries.


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