Life with the Lions was such a contrast for me

MY LIFE IN RUGBY

THE FORMER LIONS, IRELAND, LEINSTER, WASPS AND NEWCASTLE PROP

NICK POPPLEWELL

Rampant Lions: Nick Popplewell emerges with the ball with Martin Bayfield in support in Wellington
PICTURE: Getty Images

THE Lions tour to New Zealand in 1993 was the trip of a lifetime, I suppose in rugby terms it was the equivalent of an Olympic gold medal. I was in an Irish team that was struggling for most of the ten years that I was involved so it was just fantastic to be able to play with 14 very complete players and worry about your own game and not have to be concerne...

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