"Punctured my lung" -Dylan Hartley ranks his FIVE toughest opponents - Page 4 of 5 - Ruck

“Punctured my lung” -Dylan Hartley ranks his FIVE toughest opponents

#4. John Smit (South Africa)

One of the great captains of the professional era. Led South Africa a record 83 times in 111 Tests, guiding them to victory at the 2007 World Cup, a series triumph over the Lions in 2009 and two Tri-Nations titles. A teak hard performer in his own right, mainly at hooker, but also at prop.

Springbok Captain, John Smit forcing his way up field with England’s, Tom Rees in his way – Photo mandatory by-line: Jan Kruger / Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile: 0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 – 221108 – SPORT – RUGBY – INTERNATIONAL – INVESTEC CHALLENGE – ENGLAND V SOUTH AFRICA – TWICKENHAM

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