From Faletau and Warburton to Farrell and Itoje – Warren Gatland has been adept at calling up the perfect players for the Lions since taking charge of his first tour in 2013.
But not all of them came off… below we take a look at some of those players Gatland has called up since 2013.
#5. Cory Hill (Wales) – 2017
If it was purely based on form and pedigree, the likes of England captain Dylan Hartley and lock Joe Launchbury would have been on their way to Auckland from Buenos Aires. Brian O’Driscoll famously said of Hill, “I don’t even know who he is,