Every British or Irish rugby player dreams of playing lions.
Being summoned is supposed to be the super moment for every rugby player’s career, however, not every star can make their mark on the tourists.
Here, we take a look at five of the rugby players you definitely forgot who got the Lions calling under Warren Gatland.
#5. Billy Vunipola (England – 2017)
In his career shape prior to the 2017 tour to New Zealand, Billy Vunipola was the Test Lions for most people before the tour began and was named to the original 41-man gig.
Due to a shoulder injury, Vonipola was managing to play for Saracens in his run to glory in the Champions Cup, but was forced to withdraw from the team in May 2017, replaced by James Haskell.