England and Lions legend Jason Leonard has selected his drinking XV of players from down the years that he’d want with him for long sessions and it’s brilliant.
Although he did make sure to pick a designated driver, which we say is VERY sensible.
Leonard was the youngest man ever to pack down in England’s front row when he made his debut aged 22 against Argentina in 1990. Fourteen years later he retired as the only English player to rack up a century of Test appearances, and was for a time the world’s most capped player.
Leonard’s career spanned the amateur and professional eras, and he was successful in both. It is a testament to his skill and commitment that he was able to adapt so easily to the changing rugby environment.
DID YOU KNOW? He had a job as a carpenter before turning professional
- Gavin Hastings (Full-back, Scotland)
- Rory Underwood (Wing and designated driver, England)
- Scott Hastings (Wing, Scotland)
- Jeremy Guscott (Centre, England)
- Scott Gibbs (Centre, Wales)