They may have performed outstandingly for England, but they never won a cap for the British & Irish Lions.
5. Steffon Armitage
Strange as it may be to include a player who gained just five international caps in his career, Armitage was an utterly dominant back-rower in his prime. A casualty of England’s overseas player policy, he was a bulldozing, ball-winning force for the supremely successful Toulon side of the early to mid-2010s.
DID YOU KNOW? Armitage began his professional rugby career at Saracens, before signing for London Irish in 2006