“The build of a water buffalo” – Bill McLaren ranked his top 5 all-time Lions

#4. Barry John (Wales)

McLaren said: “He flitted like some phantom through the cluttered confines of the opposing defences, like some waif possessed hypnotic powers and skill – that surely is an apt description of the subtle modes of deception and wizardry that made John such an extraordinary talent, not to mention his mastery of flight and distance in the placement of his punts.”


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