“Best captain I ever had” – Gatland ranks his 5 best Lions, but no room for Jones - Ruck

“Best captain I ever had” – Gatland ranks his 5 best Lions, but no room for Jones


Let’s take a look at the five greatest British & Irish Lions of all-time, as selected and ranked by current head coach Warren Gatland.

#1. Gareth Edwards (Wales)

In a generation where the Red Dragons were blessed with playing class, he was arguably the greatest Welsh player of all time.  Partnered with the King and was instrumental in a golden age of Lions rugby where they beat the All Blacks and Springboks in 1971 and 1974.

GATLAND SAID: “To me, he is probably the greatest halfback we’ve seen in the game. He was quick, intelligent and scored a lot of tries.”

DID YOU KNOW? In 2003, in a poll of international rugby players conducted by Rugby World magazine, Edwards was declared the greatest player of all time. 

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