Wales and Lions legend Adam Jones has revealed Billy Vunipola didn’t stand a chance of making the British & Irish Lions squad after comments he made four years ago.
Below, we look at Vunipola and four other players who are thought to have missed out on even the standby list.
#5. Billy Vunipola (England)
Wales legend Adam Jones, appearing on the House of Rugby podcast alongside O’Brien, revealed in the wake of Thursday’s announcement: “This is what I know about Gats. Billy came out and said Eddie Jones should have coached the last tour and Gats will hold a grudge. There is no chance of it. That’s what I think.”