We now know the names of all the players starting to for the British & Irish Lions today, but we bet you didn’t know all of these interesting facts.
Meet the team!
15. Stuart Hogg: In 2012, following his Scotland debut, he discovered he was a distant relative of George Best. A close relative of Best recognised the link after seeing Hogg play on television.
14. Louis Rees-Zammit: At 12 he was told by Cardiff Blues he wasn’t good enough to make it as a pro rugby player , while at 16 and studying at Hartpury College he was told he’d never win a Wales cap Yet at 18 he had scored five tries in his first three starts for Gloucester and by 19 had played in four Tests for Wales.
13. Chris Harris: In June 2013, while still playing in National League One side Tynedale, Harris scored a try for England Counties XV against Belgium. The centre is Scottish qualified through his Edinburgh born grandmother
12. Owen Farrell: He was not at first registered as a Farrell, but took mum Colleen’s family name of O’Loughlin. The couple married in 1995, changing Owen’s surname to Farrell the following year.