All Black legend Zinzan Brooke ranks his five toughest opponents

1. Jean Pierre-Rives (France)

During his career with France, Jean Pierre Rives came to epitomise the team’s spirit as a risk-taking and gloriously unpredictable outfit. A blond bombshell in the French back row, Rives overcame criticisms that he was too small to play international rugby with his ultra-committed, guts-and-glory style of play.

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