Rugby Union has some pretty tough hitters. But when it comes to the hardest hits, there are some whose career shoves and tackles make everyone else’s pale in comparison. These are the top 5 hardest hitters in rugby union history.
#5. Jacques Burger (Namibia)
Seen as one of the toughest tacklers in Premiership history, Burger rose to the challenge of carrying his nation almost single-handedly with gusto and relish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. His nose bears testament to the battering he’s taken in the process. Flat as a pancake, that schnoz. Fair play.