Warren Gatland ranks his 5 best Lions, including his 'best captain' - Page 2 of 5 - Ruck

Warren Gatland ranks his 5 best Lions, including his ‘best captain’

#2. JPR Williams (Wales)

While not a noted tactical kicker like Gavin Hastings (1989-1993, 6 tests) ironically it was a long range drop goal that effectively won the Lions the 1971 series against the All Blacks.  The sheer attacking genius of John Peter Rhys saw him play an integral role in the all conquering side that toured South Africa in 1974.

GATLAND SAID: “He was incredibly tough, even though he was a fullback he probably could have played in the forwards. He definitely put his body on the line.”

DID YOU KNOW? An orthopaedic surgeon by profession, Williams has continued to be involved in rugby since retirement

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