Being selected for the British & Irish Lions is the ultimate accolade but there are some surprising omissions who never got to wear the famous red jersey.
- 15. Chris Paterson (Scotland, 109 caps)
- 14. Jonny May (England, 70 caps*)
- 11. Sean Lamont (Scotland, 105 caps)
- 13. Mike Tindall (England, 75 caps)
- 12. Danny Cipriani (England, 16 caps*)