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Neil Best determined to deliver more crunching tackles on unsuspecting Singapore stars

 

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Neil Best with his sons Theo and Otto in Singapore.

Neil Best with his sons Theo and Otto in Singapore.

Neil Best with his sons Theo and Otto in Singapore.

For those on the receiving end, a Neil Best tackle tended to be more than just a hit and, instead, could result in an unwanted memory both on the mind and body.

The former Ulster and Ireland flanker made a career out of scything opponents down - some team-mates also lived in fear of playing against him in training - through his own brand of ultra-physicality which he also brought to England with Northampton Saints, Worcester and London Scottish.

It seems that not much has changed as the now 41-year-old, who has been in Singapore for five years as an adjuster for energy, marine and insurance consultancy AqualisBraemar, has not entirely finished putting himself about.