Legendary commentator Bill McLaren selected his all-time Lions XV

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10. Barry John (Wales) – ” He flitted like some phantom through the cluttered confines of the opposing defences, like some waif possessed hypnotic powers and skill – that surely is an apt description of the subtle modes of deception and wizardry that made John such an extraordinary talent, not to mention his mastery of flight and distance in the placement of his punts.”

9. Gareth Edwards (Wales) – “He was immensely strong, especially in the upper body, possessing the barrel-chest of a shot putter as well as powerful legs, arms and wrists. He was in the highest possible echelon throughout his career,”

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