After over 100,000 votes, rugby fans pick their all-time British & Irish Lions XV

Inside-centre: Jeremy Guscott (England) – 20%

Runner up: Mike Gibson (Ireland) – 15%

Hailed as “The Prince of Centres”, he was called up to the to the 1989 Lions tour to Australia, slotting into the side for the second and third Tests as they won the series. He went on the following two tours with Guscott’s finest moment coming in 1997, when he sent over the decisive drop-goal to win the second Test againsr the Springboks

Winger: Jason Robinson (England) – 22%

Runner-up: Tony O’Reilly (Ireland) – 9%

He made his England debut against Italy in the 2001 Six Nations and was subsequently selected for the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia that summer. He slotted in to the starting line-up for the first Test against the Wallabies and scored a stunning solo try, dancing past Australia fullback Chris Latham, to announce himself on the world stage.

Fly-half: Barry John (Wales) – 51%

Runner-up: Phil Bennett (wales) – 21%

John is the standout stand-off in Lions history. It’s no surprise then that they nicknamed him, “The King”. He scored 30 of the Lions’ 48 points against the All Blacks in ’71.


%d bloggers like this: