"Never made it" - 5 stars you forgot earned Lions call-ups from Warren Gatland - Ruck

“Never made it” – 5 stars you forgot earned Lions call-ups from Warren Gatland

Ahead of the first test against South Africa, we look at five rugby players you definitely forgot earned British & Irish Lions call-ups under Warren Gatland.

#5. Dylan Hartley (England) – 2013

In May 2013, Hartley was sent off in the Aviva Premiership final against Leicester and banned for 11 weeks after being found guilty of verbally abusing a match official. Despite already being photographed in full kit, this act cost Hartley his place in the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia. He would never go on a Lions tour before retiring.

DID YOU KNOW? During his early days in England Hartley swapped positions from prop to hooker

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