Five Fearless Predictions for the Lions Test Series

It comes around only once every four years, like the Olympics, the Rugby World Cup (RWC), and a woman admitting she might be ever so slightly wrong about something: a tour by the British and Irish Lions. Whether it is because we only see them once every four years, the tradition, or the uniqueness of the concept, there is just something inherently exciting about seeing the second sharpest kit in rugby out on the pitch again.

The build-up has come in waves, like bouts of nausea after a big night on it. The debate about various players throughout the Six Nations, the naming of the team, the first match, the first “big” game, and now, the first test.