RANKED | The HARDEST tacklers at the 2019 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

RANKED | The HARDEST tacklers at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

From a Scottish powerhouse who doesn’t miss tackles to a Tongan who saved children from a burning orphanage, these are the World Cup’s real hard men…

7. Sione Kalamafoni (Tonga)

A genuine hero of Tonga on and off the rugby pitch. The Gloucester back-rower was described by former Kingsholm boss Nigel Davies, the ex-Wales caretaker and Scarlets coach as ‘a big kid in a mini rugby game when he gets going at times. He causes carnage all over the place once he hits his stride’. The Cherry & Whites enforcer is also prone to making headline news off the pitch as well. None more so than the day he reportedly saved at least seven children from a Tongan orphanage that was burning down.

6. Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)

At 6ft 8ins and 18st 7lbs not easy to miss on the rugby field and even harder to stop. Has enforcer blood running through his veins as his dad is a Cape Town policeman while uncle Clifford a renowned Western Province hardman whose exploits in the Currie Cup in the 70s and 80s remain the stuff of legend.