Peter Wheeler of England

Major teams: Leicester 

 

Country: England
 Test span: 1975-84
 England caps: 48 (48 starts) 

Lions caps: 7 (7 starts) 
Test points: 0 Adopting the role of chief executive at Leicester…

John Eales of Australia

Major teams: Brothers, Queensland Country: Australia
 Test span: 1991-2001 Test caps: 86 (86 starts) Test points: 173 (2T, 31C, 34P) His famous nickname Nobody, as in ‘nobody’s perfect’, is a…

Scotland's Gordon Brown

Major teams: West of Scotland     Country: Scotland Test span: 1969-77 Scotland caps: 30 (28 starts) Lions caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 8 (2T) And there were few personalities…

Major teams: Blue Bulls, Griquas, Cats, Toulon, Northampton Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2001-2015 South Africa caps: 127 (121 starts) Test points: 35 (7T) Not even retirement halted Victor Matfield’s…

Adam Jones was christened ‘Bomb’ in a fond reference to 1990s American wrestler Adam Bomb, who sported similarly curly locks and an identical Christian name. However, the moniker took on…