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Martin Johnson

By Graham Jenkins Welcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals…

The Guinness Pro12 takes an inordinate amount of flak from fans and media alike and is generally regarded as the poorer cousin of the Aviva Premiership.The teams at the bottom…

Major teams: Western Province, Stormers Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2003-2015 Test caps: 86 (72 starts) Test points: 80 (16T) Many northern hemisphere supporters simply cannot forgive Schalk Burger for…

Joost van der Westhuizen of South Africa

Major team: Blue Bulls Country: South Africa Test span: 1993-2003 Test caps: 89 (78 starts) Test points: 190 (38T) When Gareth Edwards was knighted in June, rugby pundits tried to…

Israel Folau

Major teams: Broncos, Waratahs Country: Australia Test span: 2013 – Australia caps: 41 (41 starts) Test points: 100 (20T) – Figures correct as of 19/07/2016 – He arrived in rugby…

Kieran Read of New Zealand

Major teams: Canterbury, Crusaders Country: New Zealand
 Test span: 2008- New Zealand caps: 87 (80 starts) Test points: 105 (21T) * correct as of August 2016 Death, taxes and Kieran…

Brian Moore charges forward

Major teams: Nottingham, Harlequins, Richmond Country: England Test span: 1987-95 England caps: 64 (63 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 4 (1T) By definition, elite athletes require a…