"I don’t even want to give them a compliment” - Maro Itoje picks his three toughest opponent - Ruck

“I don’t even want to give them a compliment” – Maro Itoje picks his three toughest opponent


England, Lions and Saracens lock Maro Itoje doesn’t like to praise players he comes up against

When asked to name his toughest opponent by The Times he was less than open with his response.

“Good question,” he replied. “The other second row, outside of the locks in England, that I hold in the highest regard is probably … I don’t actually like complimenting people in my position to be honest.

“I don’t even want to give them the compliment. I guess we’ll leave it at that.”

However, during other interviews the 26-year-old has given a bit of an inside look into some of his opponents.

#3. Charles Piutau

 Itoje said:For me it’s always those quick guys you can’t quite get a hold of that give me the most trouble for sure. I’m not sure if I’ve played him this year but Piutau is a real handful.”

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