LIST | 5 Lions contenders who did their chances no favours this weekend

These five hopefuls for next years British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa did their chances no favours with poor performances during the second round of the Autumn Nations Cup.

We could have just picked five Ireland players, but we’ve made it a maximum of two players per team…

1. James Ryan (Ireland)

Not the day or game he wanted as Ireland captain for the first time; it may have been a distraction. Conceded four penalties, and was Ireland’s lineout caller so he’ll feel very disappointed on a personal level despite his typically prodigious work-rate.


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