The Telegraph’s website gazed into their crystal ball and lodged their prediction as to which players would go on to make up the British & Irish Lions 2021 squad back in 2017.
Normally we wouldn’t be so sniffy about rubbish predictions as viewed in glorious 20-20 hindsight (Christ knows we’ve cocked up enough of our own over the years!) but it’s the Telegraph, so…y’know…sod ’em!
#1. Sam Warburton (Wales)
What they said: “Stepping down for the Six Nations brought him back to form as aplayer. Would be hard to leave out.”
What happened since: The flanker hung up his boots soon after the tour as battered body finally broke down. It’s fair to say the only capacity he will be touring with the Lions, could be in a punditry role role.