The Welsh referee Nigel Owens chose the strongest player ever. The name given by the referee after being consulted was Richie McCaw, former captain of the All Blacks.
Richie McCaw may not have been chosen for the latest book on the “tough men” of world rugby, but the All Blacks legend received a much bigger endorsement.
The New Zealand exala received a vote from arguably the best referee in the modern game, Welshman Nigel Owens, who wrote without hesitation. In addition, the referee wrote the foreword to that book that excluded McCaw.
In his opening treaty, Owens, who next month will become the first referee to referend 100 international matches, nominated McCaw, whose world record of 148 matches was equaled at the weekend by Welshman Alun Wyn Jones, as the man. hardest ever seen in the game.