Legendary commentator Bill McLaren selected his all-time Lions XV


4. Willie John McBride (Ireland) – “Reached peaks of leadership, endeavour and courage that marked him out as one from the very top drawer.”

5. Gordon Brown (Scotland) – “He had the build of a bison, revelled in scrummaging and was an artful specialist in all of the line-out roles and ruses, developing during the 1974 tour the same resolve to meet fire with fire as demonstrated by his captain and boilerhouse partner, McBride.”


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