James Haskell picks his all-time dream back-row - Ruck

James Haskell picks his all-time dream back-row

Former England star James Haskell has selected his dream all-time back-row when picking his rugby dream team for The Rugby Paper.

Blindside-flanker: Schalk Burger (South Africa)

The 86-cap Springbok was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team, has twice been named South African Rugby Player of the Year (in 2004 and 2011), and was named IRB Player of the Year in 2004, among other accolades. He

Haskell said: “A player who shows absolutely no regard for his body. He is just so incredibly physical and it is so tough playing against him.”

DID YOU KNOW? His father, also called Schalk Burger, was an international lock, being capped for South Africa during the “isolation years” of the 1980s


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