This was Courtney Lawes’ thumb just two weeks ago following a horrific dislocated thumb. Last night the England international played a full 80.
WARNING: Graphic images ahead
Rugby has long been one of the most brutal sports around but in the modern world of camera phones and social media, never before have the scars of war been shared so openly with the public.
Here are some of the worst rugby injuries:
#1. Brian O’Driscoll
This was the shocking souvenir Brian O’Driscoll was left with when he collided head-on with Scott Williams during the 2014 Ireland v Wales Six Nations’ match in Dublin.