RANKED: Top five most-feared tacklers in rugby history

These five players are the hardest and most brutal tacklers in rugby history. …

5. Jacques Burger

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.

4. Courtney Lawes

French fly-half Jules Plisson learnt a lesson in physics in the harshest possible way as the 18st frame of Courtney Lawes almost scythed him in two.