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LIST: Warren Gatland’s 5 Most Surprising Lions Call-ups

Over the years, Lions head coaches have handed out international caps ranging from the mildly unexpected to the downright bizarre.

Here, we look at five stars who earned surprise British & Irish Lions call-ups under Warren Gatland.

#5. Shane Williams (Wales) – 2013

There was no disputing Williams’ place in the Lions squad in 2005, with the Welsh legend equalling a record five tries in a single game against Manawatu as if to hammer that point home.

However, by 2013 the wing was 36, playing his club rugby for the Mitsubishi Dynaboars in Japan and was, like Court, conveniently in Australia anyway to work for the tour as a radio commentator.

Nonetheless, he was drafted for three days to play a tour match against Brumbies, in which he was named on the starting lineup.

DID YOU KNOW? In November 2016, Williams was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame during opening ceremonies for the Hall’s first physical home in Rugby, Warwickshire

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