Richard Loe was a prick on the field. I admit that I kind of like him as a product of the time, but there is no doubt that he was a thug and ultimately bad for the game. I think the difference between him and Bakkies is that he'd get into a fight with anyone, where as Bakkies tends to pick on players who can't defend themselves (like Olyy said). Not that Loe didn't act like a total thug in the same regards, dropping the knee after a try was scored. I love players like Brad Thorn. Doesn't throw punches, doesn't eye gouge, doesn't headbutt never a cheap shot but when he sees or receives a cheapshot, he becomes the Hulk. Just dominates, be it Dylan Harley or Quade Cooper. I love how Lawes then tries to knock Thorn off his feet. The man's just a tank.