At the end of the last Lions tour when the entire cast posed for a team photograph, Rhys Webb appeared to have the world at his feet.
There he was front and centre, slap bang in the middle row, incontrovertible proof that he was within earshot when Romain Poite reprieved the Lions by changing his mind over the legitimate penalty which would have given the All Blacks the series.
The drawn rubber confirmed Webb’s ranking among scrumhalves in the home nations, second only to Conor Murray.
Four years on as the Irishman prepares for another Lions tour, his opposite number from Wales is nowhere...
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