British & Irish Lions 2017: Punch-ups, partying and cuddly toys
|British and Irish Lions 2017|
|Follow squad announcement live on BBC Sport website at midday on Wednesday, 19 April.|
|Listen to a Lions squad announcement special on BBC Radio 5 live and online from 19:00 BST on Wednesday|
Take the best rugby union players from four nations, fly them halfway round the world, meld them together in a pressure-cooker Test series or, alternatively, watch them crumble in enemy territory.
Add in the weight of history, an audience of millions and some young men's natural propensity for scrapes on foreign soil and you have the perfect recipe for drama on and off the pitch.
The Lions class of 2017 will be named at 12:00 BST, but the rugby is only half of it...