The Telegraph Name The 20 Hardest Players In Six Nations History

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It’s safe to say if you’re a professional rugby player representing your national side in the Six Nations, you’re a hard ba*tard. There’s some players however that take the meanig to a whole other level.

We’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the likes of Peter Clohessy, Sebastian Chebal, Martin Johnson and Paul O’Connell over the years, who are the epitome of what it means to be ‘hard as nails.’

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Here’s the 20 players that made the cut in no particular order.

Finlay Calder (Scotland)
Danny Grewcock (England)
Martin Johnson (England)
Sebastian Chabal (France)
Wade Dooley (England)
Jean -Pierre Rives (France)
Mickey Skinner (England)
Gerard Cholley (France)
Julian White (England)
Bobby Windsor (Wales)
Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)
JPR Williams (Wales)
John Jeffrey (Scotland)
Stephen Ferris (Ireland)
Serge Betsen (France)
Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)
Peter Clohessy (Ireland)
Jack Matthews (Wales)
Gordon Brown (Scotland)

Check out the full piece here