British & Irish Lions replacements: Players brought in on previous tours


The 2021 Lions squad has been introduced however historical past has taught us that different gamers will inevitably be known as up

British & Irish Lions replacements: Gamers introduced in on earlier excursions

After months of hypothesis and heated debate, the British & Irish Lions 2021 squad has been introduced. But historical past has proven that lacking out on a spot within the preliminary squad doesn’t essentially imply a participant’s possibilities of touring are gone.

We have a look at the previous 13 excursions, noting who was known as up after the preliminary squads have been introduced – and a few of these latecomers had a big effect on the sphere.

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2017 – New Zealand

Greig Laidlaw (Sco) – changed Ben Youngs (Eng) pre-tour
James Haskell (Eng) – changed Billy Vunipola (Eng) pre-tour

Warren Gatland additionally known as up a bunch of gamers to offer short-term cowl in midweek video games across the first and second Assessments. This group turned referred to as the ‘Geography Six’ and consisted:

Kristian Dacey (Wal)
Gareth Davies (Wal)
Allan Dell (Sco)
Tomas Francis (Wal)
Cory Hill (Wal)
Finn Russell (Sco)

2013 – Australia

Rory Finest (Ire) – changed Dylan Hartley (Eng) pre-tour
Alex Corbisiero (Eng) – changed Cian Healy (Ire)
Ryan Grant (Sco) – changed Gethin Jenkins (Wal)
Tom Courtroom (Ire) – normal prop cowl
Brad Barritt (Eng) – normal back-line cowl
Billy Twelvetrees (Eng) – normal back-line cowl
Christian Wade (Eng) – normal back-line cowl
Shane Williams (Wal) – normal back-line cowl
Simon Zebo (Ire) – precautionary cowl for Tommy Bowe (Ire)

John Hayes and Ross Ford got here in to the squad in 2009 (Getty Photographs)

2009 – South Africa

Ross Ford (Sco) – changed Jerry Flannery (Ire) pre-tour
Tom Croft (Eng) – changed Alan Quinlan (Ire) pre-tour
Mike Blair (Sco) – changed Tomas O’Leary (Ire) pre-tour
James Hook (Wal) – changed Leigh Halfpenny (Wal) pre-tour
John Hayes (Ire) – changed Euan Murray (Sco)
Tim Payne (Eng) – changed Andrew Sheridan (Eng)
Ryan Jones (Wal) – changed Stephen Ferris (Ire) however pulled out shortly after with out taking part in a sport
Gordon D’Arcy (Ire) – normal back-line alternative
Leigh Halfpenny (Wal) – having dropped out of unique squad he got here again in mid-tour

2005 – New Zealand

Mark Cueto (Eng) – changed Iain Balshaw (Eng)
Simon Shaw (Eng) – changed Malcolm O’Kelly (Ire)
Simon Easterby (Ire) – changed Lawrence Dallaglio (Eng)
Ryan Jones (Wal) – changed Simon Taylor (Sco)
Brent Cockbain (Wal) – changed Danny Grewcock (Eng)
Jason White (Sco) – changed Richard Hill (Eng)

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Ryan Jones performed in all three Assessments after a late name in 2005 (Getty Photographs)

2001 – Australia

Tyrone Howe (Ire) – changed Dan Luger (Eng)
Scott Gibbs (Wal) – changed Mike Catt (Eng)
Andy Nicol (Sco) – changed Rob Howley (Wal)
Gordon Bulloch (Sco) – changed Phil Greening (Eng)
Dorian West (Eng) – normal harm cowl
Martin Corry (Eng) – changed Simon Taylor (Sco)
David Wallace (Ire) – changed Lawrence Dallaglio (Eng)

1997 – South Africa

Tony Stanger (Sco) – changed Ieuan Evans (Wal)
Mike Catt (Eng) – changed Paul Grayson (Eng)
Kyran Bracken (Eng) – changed Rob Howley (Wal)
Tony Diprose (Eng) – changed Scott Quinnell (Wal)
Nigel Redman (Eng) – changed Doddie Weir (Sco)

1993 – New Zealand

Vince Cunningham (Ire) – changed Scott Hastings (Sco)
Andy Nicol (Sco) – changed Robert Jones (Wal)
Richard Wallace (Ire) – changed Ian Hunter (Eng)
Martin Johnson (Eng) – changed Wade Dooley (Eng)

Martin Johnson (excessive proper) was a late alternative in 1993 (Getty Photographs)

1989 – Australia

Rob Andrew (Eng) – changed Paul Dean (Ire)
Tony Clement (Wal) – changed Chris Oti (Eng)

1983 – New Zealand

Nigel Melville (Eng) – changed Terry Holmes (Wal)
Steve Smith (Eng) – changed Nigel Melville (Eng)
Eddie Butler (Wal) – changed Jeff Squire (Wal)
Nick Jeavons (Eng) – cowl for John O’Driscoll (Ire)
Donal Lenihan (Ire) – changed Bob Norster (Wal)
Gerry McLoughlin (Ire) – changed Ian Stephens (Wal)

1980 – South Africa

Gareth Williams (Wal) – changed Stuart Lane (Wal)
Tony Ward (Ire) – changed Gareth Davies (Wal)
Ian Stephens (Wal) – changed Fran Cotton (Eng)
John Robbie (Ire) – changed Colin Patterson (Ire)
Phil Orr (Ire) – changed Phil Blakeway (Eng)
Andy Irvine (Sco) – having dropped out of unique squad he changed Mike Slemen (Eng)
Paul Dodge (Eng) – changed Dai Richards (Wal)
Steve Smith (Eng) – changed Terry Holmes (Wal)

Andy Irvine was out then got here in again in 1980 (Getty Photographs)

1977 – New Zealand

Moss Keane (Ire) – changed Geoff Wheel (Wal) pre-tour
Jeff Squire (Wal)– changed Roger Uttley (Eng) pre-tour
Invoice Beaumont (Eng) – changed Nigel Horton (Eng)
Charlie Faulkner (Wal) – changed Clive Williams (Wal)
Alun Lewis (Wal) – changed Brynmor Williams (Wal)

1974 – South Africa

Alan Morley (Eng) – changed Clive Rees (Wal)
Mike Gibson (Ire) – changed Alan Previous (Eng)

1971 – New Zealand

Chris Rea (Sco) – changed Chris Wardlow (Eng) pre-tour
Stack Stevens (Eng) – changed Sandy Carmichael (Sco)
Geoff Evans (Wal) – changed Ray McLoughlin (Ire)
Rodger Arneil (Sco) – changed Mike Hipwell (Ire)

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