Jim Telfer

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine

The results of today’s referendum in Scotland could have an impact on the British & Irish Lions.

If Scotland votes ‘Yes’, it may have to re-brand to reflect the altered political landscape and constitutional agreement. From their 1891 roots as the ‘British Isles’, today’s poll may see them eventually become simply ‘The Lions’.

With this in mind, Scrum Sevens looks back at seven great Scottish players who gave body, blood and sweat for the British & Irish Lions’ cause.

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jimtelferThe snow is deep and crisp and dangerously uneven by health and safety standards, and Jim Telfer is barking out instructions like a rugby regimental sergeant major.

‘Cookie’s a big b*****d,’ Telfer bellows. ‘He thinks he’s tough, OK. Drive him back into the bloody Tweed.’

His young charges do their best to obey against the accompaniment of the coach, who is now transported into a state of quasi-psychotic frenzy, shouting the mantra ‘low, low, low’.

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Recent Comments

  • Tassies 22 Sep 2014, 22:15 SAST - ag damn. Everyone's hit the pit already. Back to second choice = book. cheers
  • Tassies 22 Sep 2014, 22:13 SAST - @ nortierd: naand Nortie. Ja, the kriekeet is not going to plan it seems. Missing the core of one team...
  • Tassies 22 Sep 2014, 22:10 SAST - @ ufo: I get your meaning UF but truth be told, it in reality it does not roll out that...
  • nortierd 22 Sep 2014, 19:12 SAST - Forgot about today's cricket. I see Chennai hit 242 against the Dolphins. Our two SA sides are really falling out...
  • Stormersboy 22 Sep 2014, 19:12 SAST - The All Blacks kick more than any of the other SH teams, which is why they always prefer a kicking...
  • nortierd 22 Sep 2014, 19:04 SAST - @ ufo: The good big 'un over the good little 'un is HM and SA rugby, not the AB's.

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