"He was made of different stuff" Schalk Burger ranks his four toughest opponents - Ruck

“He was made of different stuff” Schalk Burger ranks his four toughest opponents

Doddie’5 Red Blend 2019 is a wine for rugby lovers to get behind. Made by former Springbok Schalk Burger.

All profits going to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – Doddie Weir is a Scottish rugby legend (he earned 61 caps as a lock for the country and represented the British & Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997) who came to have Motor Neuron Disease and in turn dedicated himself to raising funds to find a cure. 

Dan Carter, Jamie Heaslip and Richie McCaw agreed that the Springbok hard man was the toughest opponent they faced during their stellar careers.

But who did he rate as the toughest? Find out below.


#4. Phil Waugh (Australia)

  • Age: 41
  • Caps: 79

Despite being an international quality openside, Waugh had to spend a large part of his Test career as back-up to George Smith, who was considered a more all-round package. At times, however, Smith was moved to other positions to accommodate Waugh’s good form. 

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DID YOU KNOW? In December 2013 Waugh was a crew member aboard racing supermaxi yacht