Sir Ian McGeechan Picks His Lions Legends XV

What a team!

Legendary Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan has had a go at picking his dream team from the squads he coached in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009.

McGeechan has launched a book, When The Going Gets Tough, ahead of the 2017 Lions Tour to New Zealand and it should go down a treat with most rugby fans. His insight into the legendary touring side is something we can all look forward to.

Here’s his team, courtesy of a snippet in The Telegraph.



15. Gavin Hastings
14. Ieuan Evans
13. Jeremy Guscott
12. Scott Gibbs
11. Tommy Bowe
10. Gregor Townsend
9. Matt Dawson


1. David Sole
2. Brian Moore
3. Dai Young
4. Martin Johnson
5. Paul O’Connell
6. Mike Teague
7. Richard Hill
8. Lawrence Dallaglio