Rated alongside Graham Price as “undoubtedly the greatest tighthead prop of the modern era” by another legend of the front row, Fran Cotton, Robert Paparemborde anchored a French pack which…

Ex Ireland international Jack Kyle receives a standing ovation at Ulster

Major teams: Queen’s University, North of Ireland FC, Belfast Country: Ireland Test span: 1947-58 Ireland caps: 46 (46 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 30 (9T, 1DG) Out-half…

Cliff Morgan of Wales

Major teams: Cardiff, Bective Rangers Country: Wales Test span: 1951-58 Wales caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 4 (4 starts) Test points: 12 (4T) Twelve international points – four tries…

Barry John playing for the Lions

Major teams: Llanelli, Cardiff Country: Wales
 Test span: 1966-72 Wales caps: 25 (25 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 120 (6T, 9C, 18P, 10DG) It was the New…

Hugo Porta of Argentina

Major teams: Banco Nacion Country: Argentina
 Test span: 1971-90 Argentina caps: 58 (58 starts) South America caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 651 (12T, 90C, 114P, 28DG) The fly-half’s first…

Gerald Davies of Wales runs with the ball during the Welsh tour to Australia.

Major teams: Llanelli, Cambridge University, London Welsh, Cardiff Country: Wales Test span: 1966-78 Wales caps: 46 (46 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 81 (23T) Such was Davies’…

Rory Underwood evades the Australian defence

Major teams: Leicester, Bedford Country: England Test span: 1984-96 England caps: 85 (85 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 215 (50T) Born in Middlesborough in 1963 to a…

Tony O'Reilly playing for the Lions

Major teams: Old Belvedere, Leicester, London Irish Country: Ireland Test span: 1955-1970 Ireland caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 10 (10 starts) Test points: 30 (10T) O’Reilly also did longevity,…

Gavin Hastings takes a high ball against Wales

Major Teams: Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University Country: Scotland Test span: 1986-95 Scotland caps: 61 (61 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 733 (18T, 87C, 160P) He was…