Who has captained the British and Irish Lions?

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  • 2013 & 2017 Sam Warburton.
  • 2009 Paul O’Connell.
  • 2005 Brian O’Driscoll.
  • 1997 & 2001 Martin Johnson.
  • 1993 Gavin Hastings.
  • 1989 Finlay Calder.
  • 1986 Colin Deans.
  • 1983 Ciaran Fitzgerald.

Who is the captain of the British and Irish Lions 2021?

Alun Wyn Jones

A full 12 years after playing his part in a titanic battle with the Springboks for The British & Irish Lions in 2009, Alun Wyn Jones returned to South Africa in 2021 as captain.

Who is the Lions captain?

Peter O’MahonyBritish & Irish Lions / CaptainPeter O’Mahony is an Irish rugby union player. He plays for Munster in the United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup and Ireland internationally. During his career, O’Mahony has captained Presentation Brothers College, Ireland U18, Ireland U20, Munster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions. Wikipedia

Who has captained the Lions the most?

British & Irish Lions

Nickname(s) The Lions
Coach(es) Warren Gatland (2021)
Captain(s) Alun Wyn Jones (2021)
Most caps Willie John McBride (17)
First match

Who captained the Lions in 2017?

Sam Warburton
Sir Ian McGeechan says Sam Warburton is on the best Lions captains of all-time. The Lions captaincy looked a long way off for Peter O’Mahony at the beginning of 2017 –it seemed unlikely he’d make the touring party after losing his place in Ireland’s first-choice back row.

How many times has Alun Wyn Jones captained the Lions?

With 160 caps to his name, of which 148 have come for Wales and 12 for the Lions, he is the most capped player in the history of international rugby.

Who was the captain of the Lions in 2017?

Captaining the Lions on a series in the southern hemisphere is an honour that has been bestowed upon 28 individuals since the first tour of its kind in 1888. Only Martin Johnson (1997 and 2001) and Sam Warburton (2013 and 2017) have led the Lions in back-to-back series.

In what city is the Emirates Lions based?

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.

How Old Is Phil Bennet?

73 years (1948–2022)Phil Bennett / Age at death

Why are the British Lions called Lions?

The Lion derived from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Aquitaine – Eleanor’s family. Naturally, of course, the Lion as a symbol of British “pride” and might was forever identified with Eleanor’s irascible, irresponsible but fearless son, Richard I the Lionheart.

Who won the Lions Tour 2017?

2017 – New Zealand 15-15 Lions.

Who is the British and Irish Lions coach?

Lions head coach Warren Gatland is unbeaten in two consecutive Tours to Australia and New Zealand, and is only the second person to lead a third tour after Sir Ian McGeechan.

How many British and Irish Lions have there been?

As of 26 June 2017, 835 players have made an appearance for the British and Irish Lions, a rugby union team selected from players eligible for any of the Home Nations – the national sides of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Who is Paul stridgeon?

Since representing England at wrestling in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Paul ‘Bobby’ Stridgeon has become a well-known strength and conditioning coach. The teams he has worked with include Wasps, Toulon, England and Wales, while he is now on his fourth tour with the British & Irish Lions.

Why did South Africa leave Super Rugby?

The Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers all left Super Rugby following the global outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, paving the way for a move north to join Europe’s United Rugby Championship, previously known as the Pro14.

Who owns the Lions rugby team?

Golden Lions

Chairman Kevin de Klerk
Coach(es) Mzwakhe Nkosi
Captain(s) Asenathi Ntlabakanye
League(s) Currie Cup Premier Division
Official website

What has Phil Bennett died from?

June 12, 2022Phil Bennett / Date of death

Who was Phil Bennett married to?

The WRU sends heartfelt condolences and thanks to Phil Bennett’s wife, Pat, and their two sons, Steven and James, as well as his other family and friends.

Why do English shirts have 3 lions?

The England national football team are nicknamed the Three Lions because of the three lions featured on the badge on the shirts worn by the players. In short, England wear the badge featuring the three lions because they are representatives of the Football Association whose logo is the three lions crest.

Why does England have 3 lions on the shirt?

The short answer is that England wear the three lions on their shirts – as they have done ever since the first international against Scotland in 1872 – because, as representatives of the Football Association, they’re simply sporting the logo of the FA.

Have the Lions ever beat New Zealand?

In rugby union, New Zealand first played against the British & Irish Lions in 1904, beating them 9–3 at Athletic Park, Wellington. Since then, there has been a total of 41 Test matches between the two teams, with the All Blacks winning 30 matches, the Lions winning seven and four draws.

Who are the Lions coaches?

Dan CampbellDetroit Lions / Head coach
On Jan. 20, 2021 the Detroit Lions named Dan Campbell the franchise’s new head coach. Campbell possesses 23 years of NFL experience, including 12 years as a coach and 11 as a player.

Why are they called the Lions?

Where did the Lions name come from? During the 1924 South Africa tour, the players arrived wearing ties with a lion motif, plucked from the UK royal coat of arms where it represents Scotland. Journalists started calling the players “the Lions” after their ties. The name stuck.

How many times have the Lions beaten South Africa?

The two teams have played 49 matches; South Africa have won 25 times to the Lions’ 18, with the remaining six matches finishing as draws.

Who are the WRU coaches?

Wayne PivacWales national rugby union team / Coach (Head coach)