Discussing the best players he shared the field with, former Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton has named these five back-rowers as the very best.
Winning 74 Wales caps and five for the Lions, Warburton led his country a record 49 times and will go down as one of the best Welsh players in history
Putting together his all-time Wales and toughest opponents XV, see who made his list:
DID YOU KNOW? Sam Warburton represented Wales at all levels, captaining the under-18s, under-19s and under-20
#5. Kieran Read (New Zealand)
Warburton said: “It was always a pleasure to play against him. He actually made it into my all-time XV of players I’ve faced in my book.”