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

Scrum-half: Gareth Edwards (Wales) – 85%

Runner-up: Matt Dawson (England) – 9%

It was his partnership with Barry John in the half back line that was key to the Lions’ only tour series victory in New Zealand in ’71. His work rate in ’74 was the corner stone on which the tourists won 21 and drew one of their 22 game

Loosehead-prop: Jason Leonard (England) – 21%

Runner-up: Gethin Jenkins (Wales) – 6%

Hooker: Keith Wood (Ireland) – 51%

Runner-up: Brian Moore (England) – 16%

He popped up everywhere around the field against South Africa in 1997, winning the Man of the Match award in the second test. Subsequently, the first ever world player of the year was a tourist in 2001 as well.


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