A former England centre, Will Greenwood, tells the funniest story I've ever heard about a blindside flanker, usually big, powerful, unforgiving, men who pack on the short side of a scrum.

Greenwood was playing a famously brutal test at Twickenham against South Africa in 2002, when the Springbok flanker, their captain Corne Krige, appeared to have worked out an English call being made for Greenwood to run from the openside to the blind at a scrum.

"Hey Greenwood," called Krige. "Run my side and I'll rip your head off and eat it."


Greenwood blanched. He appealed to the referee,