I cannot imagine where Ray got his strength from. I think again it was a matter of background. There is such a thing as ordinary strength and then you also have speed-strength, when a fellow can run through the toughest opponent.
I first saw him when he played for Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and predicted then that he would play for South Africa. This he did with magnificent success.
I don't hold it against him that he went over to the League game. If that's what he wanted, I have no objections at all that he took the step - every man has the prerogative of choice.
In the final test against the All Blacks in 1981 he scored three memorable tries - remember, that's still a record. And, apart from that, I remember how he used to follow up and how there was just no stopping him. At his peak Ray Mordt was unstoppable. This is often said about powerful wings; in Mordt's case it was infinitely true.