The 5 best England players who were denied the ultimate rugby honour | Ruck

The 5 best England players who were denied the ultimate rugby honour

They may have performed outstandingly for England or simply for their clubs, but what they also have in common is that they never won a cap for the British & Irish Lions.

#1. Ben Cohen

Injuries and bad timing meant the speedster never managed to win a Test cap for the Lions. Cohen was a member of the team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, scoring 31 tries in his 57 caps between 2000 and 2006.

In June 2001, he did join the Lions tour to Australia, and although he did not figure in the Tests series he did score twice in the midweek match against New South Wales Country Cockatoos at Coffs Harbour.

DID YOU KNOW? He is clinically deaf, with about 30 to 33 percent hearing loss in each ear, and has been involved in efforts to make rugby more accessible to the hard of hearing, especially young deaf players.

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