10 GREAT players who never capped by the Lions

There are a number of reasons a great player may never win a cap for Lions, from the strength of competition in their position to unfortunately timed injuries.

All of the players on this list, whether it be on the grounds of their ability or achievements can be considered very unlucky to never win a Test cap for the British and Irish Lions

Here are 10 of the best players who never won a Test cap for the British & Irish Lions:

1. Ben Cohen (England) 

Injuries and bad timing meant the speedster never managed to win a Test cap for the British & Irish Lions. 

Cohen was a member of the England national team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, scoring 31 tries in his 57 caps between 2000 and 2006.

In June 2001, he did join the Lions tour to Australia, and although he did not figure in the Tests series he did score twice in the midweek match against New South Wales Country Cockatoos at Coffs Harbour.

Did you know: He is clinically deaf, with about 30 to 33 percent hearing loss in each ear, and has been involved in efforts to make rugby more accessible to the hard of hearing, especially young deaf players.


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