Gareth Thomas will go into Saturday's game in Wellington as the ninth Welshman to Captain a Lions Test team on tour and the first since Phil Bennett in the four matches in New Zealand in 1977.
John Dawes was skipper in all four Tests in New Zealand in 1971 and David Watkins was in charge of two of the four Tests in the same country in 1966. Cliff Morgan led the Lions in the third of four Tests in South Africa in 1955 and Bleddyn Williams skippered the tourists in two Tests in New Zealand and one in Australia in 1950.
Jack Jones was captain for the first Test in South Africa in 1910 and Alf 'Boxer' Harding was in charge for all three Tests in New Zealand in 1908. Teddy Morgan took over for the second and third Tests in Australia and the first Test played in New Zealand in 1904.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets