“The complete player” – Doddie Weir picks his dream Lions pack - Ruck

“The complete player” – Doddie Weir picks his dream Lions pack


Who are the greatest forwards to have played the game? Lions legend Doddie Weir has picked his dream Lions pack of former teammates.

The former Scotland international, whose charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised more than £5m for MND research, played with and against some of the best players of all-time.

The forward pack below is made up of players Doddie Weir singled out for praise in his autobiography.

If you like rugby then this is a simple, honest and amusing book of Doddie Weir’s career (which was quite a career spanning the amateur and professional game).

He is facing a devastating challenge and he has faced it head on. What a legend.

FRONT-ROW:

George Graham (Scotland): Aggressive beyond belief, like a bulldog whose lost its bone then swallowed a Wasps trying to find it. He’d have been a nightmare to play against.”

Keith Wood (Ireland): “Phenomenal as a teammate and a super tourer. As a person, for me, he epitomized the whole Lions ethos.”

Jason Leonard (England): “He was always an absolute rock on the corner of the scrum. He did all the work in the scrum and I could just have a breather.”

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