A earlier development in selecting Lions captains has been to anoint gamers who’ve captained their nation frequently. Ireland’s Conor Murray bucks that development.
Sam Warburton was twice captain in 2013 and 2017 till Peter O’Mahony took over within the first Test towards New Zealand on the latter tour. The flanker, who had already captained Ireland and Munster, deputised for the injured Warburton at Eden Park. Alun Wyn Jones additionally stepped in in 2013 for the injured Warburton within the decisive third take a look at towards Australia.