Rugby World Cup Countdown: Three players have played at FIVE Rugby World Cups lists out the illustrious three in chronological order.

1. Brian Lima (Samoa) 

The tough-tackler became the first player to appear in five World Cups, his fifth being the 2007 World Cup in France, in which he came on against South Africa in Samoa’s first game after 60 minutes.

One of Lima’s most illuminating moments came in Samoa’s match against South Africa in a group match at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. As Springbok fly-halfDerick Hougaardleapt up in the air to catch a hospital pass, Lima “dive-tackled” him, sending Hougaard crashing to the ground.

DID YOU KNOW: He earned the nickname of “The Chiropractor” for his shuddering hits both on and off the pitch that supposedly rearranged the bones of the victim.