I always remember a rugby icon years ago telling me that the LIONS was the SAS of rugby in his opinion.
If that’s the case, then being chosen must be the equivalent of passing SAS selection.
Going on tour and then becoming a LIONS test player must therefore be the equivalent of going on your first SAS operation.
A massive stride for any young rugby player…”always a little further.”
Here’s to those that go on to make that massive stride, and congratulations to all who have been chosen as a member of the British and Irish Lions 2021