Video of the Week: Jim Telfer’s inspiring ‘Everest’ speech

It’s that time again for Planet Rugby’s Video of the Week, bringing you standout footage you may like. Today, we look Jim Telfer’s memorable speech from the Lions tour in 1997.

We posed a question on Twitter earlier this week, asking who would be the best person to give a rousing team-talk. Unsurprisingly Telfer, who also turned 80 on Tuesday, was the answer for many so we look back 23 years and the Scotsman’s inspiring words to the forwards.

In the first series that was documented by an embedded camera crew, the moment was superbly captured on film and remains an important part of the tourists’ history.

Video credit: British and Irish Lions