Lawrence Dellaglio dubs the 1997 Lions' tour 'the best experience of my life'
Former England captain Lawrence Dellaglio claims the British & Irish Lions’ 1997 tour to South Africa was the best experience of his life despite it being one of the most brutal tours he has been involved in.
Dellaglio, speaking to Jim Hamilton of RugbyPass, made the admission as a response to him being asked what the moment of his career was.
“People often ask what was the best moment of your career and naturally people expect you to say the World Cup but actually, in terms of an experience, the best experience of my life was the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa,” he said.
The 1997 tour became iconic as it was the first Lions tour to the country following re-admission.