There was outrage when Warren Gatland drafted in players from Wales and Scotland as temporary cover during the Lions tour of New Zealand four years ago.
#1. CORY HILL – Wales
Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll, who captained the 2005 tourists in New Zealand and went on four tours, had highlighted the strength of feeling towards Gatland’s call-ups back in 2017.
“I wasn’t even aware who Cory Hill was to be honest with you. I’m a pundit and I’m meant to know these things,” he had rapped.
O’Driscoll later apologised to Hill after he captained Wales to victory against England, but following injury problems the forward was never really in contention to make the 2021 squad.