April 21, 2009 / 1:03 PM / 10 years ago

Rugby-British and Irish Lions captains

 April 21 (Reuters) - A list of British and Irish Lions
captains after Paul O'Connell was named the 2009 captain for the
tour of South Africa.
 
 2009 Paul O'Connell (Ireland)      v South Africa 
 2005 Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland)    v New Zealand
 2001 Martin Johnson (England)      v Australia
 1997 Martin Johnson (England)      v South Africa 
 1993 Gavin Hastings (Scotland)     v New Zealand
 1989 Finlay Calder (Scotland)      v Australia
 1983 Ciaran Fitzgerald (Ireland)   v New Zealand 
 1980 Bill Beaumont (England)       v South Africa 
 1977 Phil Bennett (Wales)          v New Zealand
 1974 Willie John McBride (Ireland) v South Africa: 
 1971 John Dawes (Wales)            v New Zealand
 1968 Tom Kiernan (Ireland)         v South Africa 
 1966 Mike Campbell-Lamerton (Scotland) v NZ and Aus:
 1962 Arthur Smith (Scotland)       v South Africa
 1959 Ronnie Dawson (Ireland)       v NZ and Aus
 1955 Robin Thompson (Ireland)      v South Africa
 1950 Karl Mullen (Ireland)         v Aus & NZ
 1938 Sam Walker (Ireland)          v South Africa
 1930 Doug Prentice (England)       v Aus & NZ
 1924 Ronald Cove-Smith (England)   v South Africa
 1910 Tommy Smyth (Ireland)         v South Africa 
 1908 Boxer Harding (Wales)         v New Zealand 
 1904 David Bedell-Sivright (Scotland) v NZ & Aus:
 1903 Mark Morrison (Scotland)      v South Africa
 1899 Matthew Mullineux/Frank Stout (England) v Australia
 1896 Johnny Hammond (England)      v South Africa
 1891 Bill Maclagen (Scotland)      v South Africa
  (Compiled by Tom Pilcher; Editing by Neil Maidment)






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