Speaking to Rugby Pass for their series ‘Rugby Roots’, Springbok powerhouse Eben Etzebeth refused to reveal his toughest opponent but did namecheck a number of ‘tough’ current stars.
EBEN ETZEBETH: TOUGHEST OPPONENTS
#1. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
Etzebeth said: “Back in the day when I went up against Ma’a Nonu. He hit me once and he just hit me from the side.
“I thought it was one of their props hitting me, [then] I looked at him. He was quite a hard man. Probably the guy who tackled me the hardest.”Embed from Getty Images