We take a look at the 10 players we think have proven to be the hardest men to ever set foot on a rugby pitch…
Known as the Terminator, Collins was one of the toughest players to ever step onto the field, ensuring his opponents knew when they’d been hit by The Terminator.
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.
Nicknamed ‘the chiropractor’ for his spine shuddering hits, Lima made his presence known at no less than five World Cups.
The Springbok lock quite literally fears nobody on the pitch. He was a master of the dark arts and left many players quaking in his wake.
Known as the Blackpool Tower, the 6’8” former policeman infamously broke Phil Davies jaw and perforated Doddie Weir’s ear drum.
Clermont’s Canadian lock has proven to the ultimate enforcer, calling on his somewhat shady past as an enforcer for a local drug dealer.
The former Welsh hooker was a key member of the legendary 1974 Lions pack, and was capable of putting opponents down with a grin on his face.
A legendary enforcer who played on despite picking up a broken arm during a game. There was no doubting the aura that surrounded Meads on the pitch.
The former French prop tipped the scales at more than 24 stone having previously been a former heavyweight boxer, and even laid out four Scotsmen in a single game.
1.Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford
The former All Black famously had four teeth knocked out and his scrotum torn during just his second test, only to return to the field to finish the game.