Despite being built up to play starring roles for the British & Irish Lions, sometimes it simply doesn’t work out…
1. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 2017
After touring with the Lions in Australia four years previously, the Scotland fullback was tipped to be one of Warren Gatland’s key men when they faced the All Blacks in 2017.
However, starting against NZ Provincial Barbarians in the tour opener, Hogg was given a four out of 10 after he made ‘many errors’ and butchered a simple try scoring pass to Anthony Watson in a poor display.
One week later, despite a much improved opening 20 minutes, Hogg was injured after being caught by the elbow of team-mate Conor Murray in an accidental collision, with the superstar departing the tour before the start of the Test Matches.
More down to the pre-tour hype than his poor performance alone, this was so disappointing.