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

Blindside-flanker: Richard Hill (England) – 29%

Runner-up: Finlay Calder (Scotland) – 8%

Hill was a tourist on three occasions from 1997 to 2005. His decision making and worth at the breakdown have him lauded as one of the greatest blindsides to ever play the game.


Openside-flanker: Sam Warburton (Wales) – 23%

Runner-up: Fergus Slattery (Ireland) – 18%


Number 8: Mervyn Davies (Wales) – 43%

Runner-up: Lawrence Dallaglio (England) – 23%

“Mervyn the Swerve” was always instantly recognisable with his white headband. He was a key member of the pack for both the 1971 and 1974 Lions teams that beat New Zealand and South Africa.

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