Brad Thorn (New Zealand) With forearms the size of a Christmas ham, Thorn couldn't help but terrify people. Any hint of trouble and Thorn would be on the scene before anyone could count to two. He arrived, trouble stopped - it was always that simple.
September At Ayresome Park, QPR's Stan Bowles and Ian Gillard read the match programme on the pitch while waiting for a corner. Luckily Middlesbrough hard man Billy Whitehurst is looking the other way.
Rugby's top 20 hard men - Sebastian Chabal (France) With his long, flowing hair, full beard and ferocious tackling, he built a huge reputation and became one of Gallic rugby's most famous exports. Known as 'The Caveman'.