Richie McCaw ranks his top three flankers - including England legend | Ruck

Richie McCaw ranks his top three flankers – including England legend

Richie McCaw has ranked the top three back-rowers he came up against during his career – with one legendary Englishman making his list.

3. Richard Hill (England/Lions)

  • Position Back-row
  • Height 6 ft 2 in
  • Weight 224 lb
  • Caps 76

Hill played 288 times for Saracens and 71 times for England making him one of the modern greats of the English game. He also played five Tests for the British and Irish Lions between 1997 and 2005.

McCaw said: “Extremely gifted player who had all the ability in the world to play and run the ball. When England needed someone to dig in he was your man. He had the full tool bag and quietly got on with it.”

DID YOU KNOW? On his mother’s side, Hill is a second cousin removed of film director Peter Jackson

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