These players have a right to feel more than a touch aggrieved. No other stars have played more international games than they have without winning a British & Irish Lions cap.
#5. Dylan Hartley (England, 97 caps)
Two little words were all it took for Hartley’s Lions dreams to crumble to dust. The 11-week ban that the former England captain copped for telling referee Wayne Barnes to “f— off” in Northampton’s 2013 Premiership final loss to Leicester put the nail in his Lions coffin.