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Donald: It was just ridiculous

EXCLUSIVE: Former All Blacks flyhalf, Stephen Donald, opens up about the toughest opponents he faced during his International and Super Rugby career.


Donald represented the Chiefs on 104 occasions and believes the Bulls’ Super Rugby-winning squad of 2009 were the toughest opponents he had faced.

“Over the years, I was lucky enough to have a few beers with Schalla [Schalk Burger], I was never really intimated [by him] but to be fair, the 2009 Bulls – you could have wrapped them up and given anyone a heart attack,” Donald said.

“When you thought you have seen off Victor [Matfield] and Bakkies [Botha], they’d roll out Dan Rossouw. It was just ridiculous. When they rolled out, I was gone before they ran out of the tunnel.

“I think that era was, hands down, the toughest rugby I had and the toughest examination of your manhood, having to work out what ground you would dive under when Bakkies or anyone else was rampaging at you. It was a tough forward pack to look at,” he added.

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