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John Eales

John Eales, (1970), the Australian rugby union football player is considered by many to be the greatest rugby player ever. Eales, who stood 6 feet 7 inches tall, was considered the archetype of the modern lock, possessing the height, strength, and skill to dominate line-outs and scrums. His overall abilities, combined with his inspirational leadership and outstanding sportsmanship, spawned his nickname "Nobody," derived from a clever reading of the adage "Nobody’s perfect."

His rapid rise to international rugby fame began with his international debut against Wales in 1991, only one year after his first appearance for his state team, Queensland. He was a member of the 1991 World Cup-winning Australian national team, the Wallabies. In 1996 he was awarded the Wallabies captaincy, and he went on to serve as Australia’s captain for more matches (86) than any other player, remaining at the helm until his retirement in 2001.