"Why he's thought of as good, not great" - 4 England internationals who 'failed' with the Lions - Page 3 of 4 - Ruck

“Why he’s thought of as good, not great” – 4 England internationals who ‘failed’ with the Lions

#2. Stuart Barnes (England) – 1993

  • Major teams Barbarians, Bath Rugby, Bristol Bears, British and Irish Lions, England B, England Under-23s, Oxford and Cambridge, England, England XV
  • Position Fly-half
  • Lions caps 0

First capped in 1984, he only represented England ten times, frequently criticised for his inability to convert his magnificent form for Bath onto the international stage.

Ultimately after a torrid tour, losing six of 13 matches played, Barnes served as a perfect microcosm for its inadequate results in 1993, just not good enough.

DID YOU KNOW? Although born in Essex, he played his schoolboy international rugby for Wales Schools

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