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Jonah Lomu didn’t hesitate when naming his toughest ever rugby opponent

1. Emile Ntamack (France)

Former French rugby union winger, Emile Ntamack, showcased electrifying speed and agility on the field.

A key member of the French national team in the late 1990s, he played a crucial role in their success, including the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

JONAH LOMU SAID: “He’s my toughest opponent for sure,”

“When your taught to defend against someone you’re told to watch his hips because it’s the one place on the body when you’re running that stays in one place,

“The problem with Émile was his whole body shifted, including his hips, meaning when he ran he swayed from side to side so I was always like what the hell am I going to do here. He was also really fleet-footed.”

Quiz: Can you all of the Guinness Six Nations winning captains?

Securing victory in the Guinness Six Nations is undoubtedly special, but achieving this triumph as a captain is a feat that remains a distant dream for many.

In the storied history of Rugby’s Greatest Championship, exceptional leaders have emerged—warriors of various forms, be they agile half-backs, towering second rows, or fearless flankers.

Our latest quiz invites you to identify those who have captained their nations to Guinness Six Nations glory. It’s worth noting that in certain instances, there may be multiple captains from the same year due to factors such as injuries and rotation.

Surnames only will be accepted.