Popular referee Nigel Owens has been looking forward to the British & Irish Lions tour, when Warren Gatland’s men take on the reigning world champions South Africa.
#5. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
- Age: 35
- Position: Second-row
Nigel Owens said: “The words great and legend are bandied around far too frequently when it comes to our sports stars, but they most certainly each apply in the case of him.
“Many were questioning whether Alun Wyn would even make the Lions tour, some citing his age, let alone have any chance of getting into the Test XV.
“I suspect a few of those critics are hiding behind a sofa because the Six Nations changed everything again.”