By Alan Dymock “CAN YOU pick a definitive list of rugby’s hard men?” is one of those nice innocuous questions – the kind that comes up in the pub, once you’ve discussed who would win in a fight between a wolf and 2,000 kittens – that ends up stoking a raging argument that lasts for hours.

Hard Men don't need to have a fullback's hands held behind his back by s team mate while he punches a fullback. From this list, a limited panel of experts picked a "Team of the Century" - a team of 17 players considered to be the best Australian players of all time. In Union it's all stopping and it's very very slow game, it's just like nfl . State of Origin has always been heralded as rugby league's toughest arena - but the 2020 series could be the toughest of all time.


The survey questions and results have not been designed or endorsed by the Rugby League Players Association. In late 2007, the Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League commissioned 130 experts to select the 100 best rugby league players in the game's 100-year history in Australia. Paul Woods was one of the roughest, toughest, most notorious rugby players of his generation. RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES | The hardest player of his generation Richard de la Riviere September 15, 2018 Malcolm Reilly was not just one of the great rugby players of all time… So much so that he was named New Zealand’s Player of the Century in 1999. Next. By Alan Dymock “CAN YOU pick a definitive list of rugby’s hard men?” is one of those nice innocuous questions – the kind that comes up in the pub, once you’ve discussed who would win in a fight between a wolf and 2,000 kittens – that ends up stoking a raging argument that lasts for hours. RUGBY LEAGUE HEROES | The hardest player of his generation Richard de la Riviere September 15, 2018 Malcolm Reilly was not just one of the great rugby players of all time… He led his team Auckland Blues to victory as a captain in the Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997. Its the off season so its time for another 'Toughest players of all time' thread. 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. Totally agree on Rugby Union being tedious - endless tactical kicking and collapsed scrums. Not surprisingly, many players who starred in those premiership-winning teams are featured in my all-time greatest XIII, though there are still some very notable omissions.

State of Origin has always been heralded as rugby league's toughest arena - but the 2020 series could be the toughest of all time. Pick your toughest players of all time and state your reasons why Current - Shane Webcke Has the best work ethic and the best attitude in the NRL, doesn't need to throw a punch to prove he's tough (largely because he can't fight), has played with some bad injuries.
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… 10.Jerry Collins. Adrian Morley A dominant forward in Super League and the NRL, Adrian Morley is another legend of the … ... and particularly shows a passion for Rugby League.

----- I'd say rugby League because it's fast, tough and its 80mins of hard work. The NRL.com Players' Poll was undertaken by 154 NRL players across all 16 clubs. The sensational return of Gareth Ellis to Super League this weekend has inspired us to pick who we think are the competition’s all-time top five toughest players. Colin Meads is widely regarded as the most iconic rugby player of his time. He was deemed the most famous rugby forward of the 1960s by the International Rugby Hall of Fame, and was also made a New Zealand Companion of Merit (the local equivalent of a knighthood) in 2001. Rugby League. We take a look at the greatest players to have ever graced the game of rugby and rank our top 20 greatest rugby players of all time; 20.Jonny Wilkinson (Fly Half, England, 91 caps) Wilkinson is just about the most iconic figure in English rugby after guiding his nation to their only Rugby World Cup triumph.