Here are some of our favourite examples of courage from rugby players battling through the worst of injuries to keep playing for their team.
1. RICHIE MCCAW (BROKEN FOOT)
The two-time Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks captain, and most capped international of all time, had to hide a broken foot from the media, his teammates and even his coach, then Graham Henry, during the 2011 RWC.
He would not only play the rest of the semi-final, but also the final a week later and in doing so eeked out a famous victory against France to end a 24-year wait for World Cup glory in New Zealand.