Table of Contents
- 1 Who is most capped Lion?
- 2 How many uncapped players have played for the Lions?
- 3 Who was the first captain of the British Lions?
- 4 Who has scored the most points for the British Lions?
- 5 How many times did Willie John McBride captain the Lions?
- 6 Who are the Emirates Lions?
- 7 What is the Great Britain Lions rugby league team?
- 8 Who is the oldest living captain of the Lions?
Who is most capped Lion?
Willie John McBride
The most capped player in British & Irish Lions history is Ireland’s Willie John McBride, with 17 caps who played between 1962-1974. England’s Scrum-half, Dick Jeeps comes in second, with 13 caps earned from years 1955-1962. Historically, the Welsh player with the most caps is Prop, Graham Price.
How many uncapped players have played for the Lions?
165 uncapped players
The Lions generally select international players, but they can pick uncapped players available to any one of the four unions. The 165 uncapped players represent approximately 20% of the 835 players who have made an appearance for the Lions.
Who was the first British and Irish Lion?
1980 Bill Beaumont (Lion #548, England) v South Africa Current World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont became the first Englishman to captain the British & Irish Lions since Douglas Prentice 1930 when he led the Tour to South Africa in 1980, with the hosts claiming a 3-1 victory overall.
How many Lions tours Willie John McBride?
McBride is perhaps the greatest of all British and Irish Lions, having picked up a record 17 Test caps across five different tours. His crowning moment though came in 1974 as he led ‘The Invincibles’ to an undefeated tour across 22 games. “1974 was my Everest.
Who was the first captain of the British Lions?
First British Lions captain Robert Seddon honoured.
Who has scored the most points for the British Lions?
In terms of top Lions’ points scorers of all time, your top 5 are:
- Andy Irvine: 281 points.
- Phil Bennet: 236 points.
- Bob Hiller: 214 points.
- Gavin Hastings: 192 points.
- Barry John: 188 points.
Who is the youngest ever British Lions player?
LONDON (Reuters) – Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit became the youngest player selected in the British and Irish Lions squad in more than half a century when he was included on Thursday in Warren Gatland’s touring party for South Africa.
Who owns the British and Irish Lions?
The Mike Burton Group Limited
Lions Rugby Travel Limited is a joint venture company owned by British Lions Designated Activity Company and The Mike Burton Group Limited, registered in Ireland with company number 488318 with its registered office at First Floor, Simmonscourt House, Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4, Ireland.
How many times did Willie John McBride captain the Lions?
He played 63 Tests for Ireland including eleven as captain, and toured with the Lions five times; a record that gave him 17 Lions Test caps. He also captained the most successful ever Lions side, which toured South Africa in 1974.
Who are the Emirates Lions?
The Lions, who are officially known as the Emirates Lions for sponsorship purposes, are a rugby union side who are based in Johannesburg and played in Super Rugby until the 2020 season. Also known as the Cats between the 1998 and 2005 seasons, the team had a chequered history with the competition.
Who has played most for the Lions?
British & Irish Lions
|Coach(es)||Warren Gatland (2021)|
|Captain(s)||Alun Wyn Jones (2021)|
|Most caps||Willie John McBride (17)|
|Top scorer||Gavin Hastings (69)|
Who has made the most appearances for the British & Irish Lions?
admin The player who holds the record for the most appearances for the British & Irish Lions, formerly the British Lions, is Irish lock Willie John McBride.
What is the Great Britain Lions rugby league team?
For the Great Britain Lions rugby league team, see Great Britain national rugby league team. The British & Irish Lions are a rugby union team selected from players eligible for the national teams of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Who is the oldest living captain of the Lions?
The recognition is the latest stage in a process that saw a Captains’ Dinner held in October 2016. Grace, who toured with the Lions in 1974, recently presented the oldest living captain Ronnie Dawson (#388) and the youngest living captain Sam Warburton (#800) with their caps.
When was the first British & Irish Lions game against Otago?
The recognition coincides with the 130-year anniversary of the first British & Irish Lions game against Otago in Dunedin on April 28, 1888. “We felt that in was in keeping with the universally recognised process of acknowledging that someone has played for an international team to formally award Lions caps for the first time,” added Grace.