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What is it like to play for the Lions?

Just what is it like to tour with the Lions and how does it compare to playing in, or even winning, the Rugby World Cup?

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
18th April 2017

article:18th April 2017

Beaumont captained the Lions in 1980.
Beaumont captained the Lions in 1980.

Ahead of the squad announcement, World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont tells us what it means to a player to be selected to represent the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks.

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Beaumont, who played in the 1977 and 1980 Lions sides and captained during the latter tour, shares his own experiences and explains what it means to represent the team.

You can watch Beaumont talk about representing the Lions in the video posted by World Rugby’s official YouTube channel, below.


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