Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton OBE has had a rugby career like no other, setting records and achievements that will likely never be broken or matched.

Since becoming Wales’ youngest ever Captain at 22-years-old, going on to lead them to their highest ever finish at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Sam won 74 caps for Wales, including a record 49 as Captain. His International career included leading Wales to another Rugby World Cup in 2015, captaining them to a Grand Slam in 2012 and their first back-to-back Six Nations Championship wins in over 30 years.

Even with his outstanding achievements in a Wales shirt, it is perhaps as a British and Irish Lion Sam is best known. From becoming their youngest ever Captain at 24, for the 2013 tour to Australia, Sam led the side to their first series win in 16 years, at a time when the future of the Lions in the professional era was beginning to be questioned. Sam was then named as Captain for the 2017 tour to New Zealand, becoming just the second person in history to Captain the Lions on two tours.

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