LIST: Three players whose Lions tours were ended by thuggery - Ruck

LIST: Three players whose Lions tours were ended by thuggery

British & Irish Lions tours are often referred to affectionately by fans all over the world as “peak of the game.” But over the course of its history, it has shown a dark side as well.

#1. Doddie Weir – 2009

Weir has been going through a well publicized battle with motor neuron disease (MND) and has received large amounts of support from the rugby public. Looking back to early on in his career, here is a moment that most fans will not forget. 

Sadly, it’s hard to forget for all the wrong reasons, as it was a piece of horrendous play that injured the second row and ultimately ruled him out of the rest of the tour of South Africa.

Playing in a midweek fixture in a heated clash against Mpumalanga, Weir had his knee stamped on by lock Marius Bosman.

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