Willie John McBride, a member of the British Lions rugby team set to tour Australia and New Zealand, 24th May 1971. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Ireland, Lions and Ulster Rugby legend Willie John McBride honoured by the Queen

As Willie John McBride receives his CBE for services to rugby following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace we look back at his career

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All Blacks half-back Sid Going is about to be 'wrapped up' by Lions winger John Bevan (left) and lock forward Willie John McBride during the British Lions V New Zealand first test match at the Dunedin Ground, 30th June 1971. The Lions won by 9 points to 3. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

5. British Lions V New Zealand

All Blacks half-back Sid Going is about to be 'wrapped up' by Lions winger John Bevan (left) and lock forward Willie John McBride during the British Lions V New Zealand first test match at the Dunedin Ground, 30th June 1971. The Lions won by 9 points to 3. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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The British Lions rugby team during a training session, 1971. Amongst the group are Sandy Carmichael, JPR Williams, Gordon Brown, Barry John, Ian McLauchlan, Alistair Biggar, Delme Thomas and Willie John McBride. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6. British Lions

The British Lions rugby team during a training session, 1971. Amongst the group are Sandy Carmichael, JPR Williams, Gordon Brown, Barry John, Ian McLauchlan, Alistair Biggar, Delme Thomas and Willie John McBride. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 04: Willie John McBride former British Lions during the South African National rugby team training session at Blackrock College RFC on November 04, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

7. Springboks Training Session

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 04: Willie John McBride former British Lions during the South African National rugby team training session at Blackrock College RFC on November 04, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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1974:  Portrait of Willie-John McBride of Great Britain, Captain of the British Lions. (Photo by Getty Images)

8. Willie-John McBride

1974: Portrait of Willie-John McBride of Great Britain, Captain of the British Lions. (Photo by Getty Images)
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