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Iain Henderson’s frustration and Robbie Henshaw’s reputation: The Irish highs and lows from a unique Lions Tour

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Iain Henderson was left disappointed in his bid to become a Test Lion. Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Iain Henderson was left disappointed in his bid to become a Test Lion. Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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Reputation enhanced: Robbie Henshaw was possibly the Lions’ man of the series

Reputation enhanced: Robbie Henshaw was possibly the Lions’ man of the series

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Iain Henderson was left disappointed in his bid to become a Test Lion. Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

This was Ireland’s smallest Lions contingent for some time yet those who travelled made an impact in South Africa.

The eight Irish tourists will have plenty to reflect on as they take their belated summer break over the next few weeks, with some heartbroken by a series defeat that seemed within their grasp and oth­ers frustrated by a lack of opportunity.


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