3. Martin Johnson (England)
The former England captain was as tough as they come, once having to leave the field to have a cut to his eye tended to before returning to the field moments later.
2. Ruben Kruger (South Africa)
Kruger was South Africa’s Player of the Year in 1995, when he helped lead the team to a World Cup victory which helped bring together whites and blacks as the country emerged from the divisions of the apartheid era. He died following a long battle with brain cancer in 2010.
1. Jacques Burger (Namibia)
His wild hair and misshapen nose bear testament to his hammering away at the breakdown coalface as a player who could perform with distinction across all three back-row positions.