MIKE Gregory, who died 12 years ago today at the age of 43, is Warrington Wolves' greatest Great Britain international.

He played more times for the Lions than any other Wire player, and he skippered the side too.

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Captain Marvel, as he was dubbed by Warrington fans, also produced one of the most iconic moments in a GB shirt – his incredible 70-metre try off an Andy Gregory pass in the third Ashes Test victory over Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 9, 1988.

The pride in the Lions shirt was there for all to see.

A full internal review of the latest tour, after the Great Britain brand was reintroduced for the first time since 2007, is to be undertaken following widespread criticism of selections, performances and timing.

Much has already been said about taking six half-backs on tour, a limited number of three-quarters, paying the price with injuries and coming home without a win - the weekend's loss in Papua New Guinea being the first time a GB side has been defeated by the Kumuls.

There are so many questions there that need answering.

But the organisers of the sport at the top level need to take a good look at themselves too.

Was it right to introduce the Lions to a new audience at the same time as the rugby union world cup taking place in Japan?

Are we asking too much of Super League players' bodies to appear in considerably more club matches in a season than their NRL rivals and then expect them to produce the goods on the other side of the world when all the domestic football is finished for the year and fatigue is an issue?

And then when these players come home, have a break and recharge themselves, they have less than a month to cram in their 'pre-season' before going round again and having the expectancy on them to deliver for their country again in nine to 10 months' time.

Away from these factors, if the issue is considered to be fire in the belly, pride in the shirt, recognition of what it means to represent Great Britain, then look no further than the example set by the heroic Mike Gregory.

As much as he gave his all for The Wire, to him and other Test match legends the GB shirt was the be-all-and-end-all.

Warrington's 57 Great Britain Test internationals (appearances in brackets):

Jack Arkwright (6)

Kevin Ashcroft (0+1)

Willie Aspinall (1)

Blake Austin (2)

Allan Bateman (1+2)

Billy Belshaw (2)

Nat Bentham (2)

John Bevan (6)

Tom Blinkhorn (1)

Lee Briers (1)

Ernie Brookes (3)

Jim Challinor (3)

Neil Courtney (0+1)

Daryl Clark (0+2)

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From left, Joe Philbin, Chris Hill, Daryl Clark

Jon Clarke (2)

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Billy Cunliffe (11)

Jonathan Davies (4)

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Picture: Eddie Whitham

George Dickenson (1)

Billy Dingsdale (3)

Des Drummond (2)

Ronnie Duane (3)

Bob Eccles (1)

Kevin Ellis (0+1)

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Jim Featherstone (6)

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Jim Featherstone, left, and Bob Ryan

Mark Forster (2

Eric Fraser (16)

Laurie Gilfedder (5)

Martin Gleeson (15)

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Picture: Mike Boden

Bobby Greenhough (1)

Andy Gregory (1)

Mike Gregory (19+1)

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Picture: Eddie Fuller

Iestyn Harris (4+1)

Gerry Helme (12)

Chris Hill (4)

Keith Holden (1)

Jack Hughes (2)

Albert Johnson (6)

Ken Kelly (2)

Tom McKinney (3)

Jack Miller (6)

Adrian Morley (4)

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Alex Murphy (1)

Albert Naughton (2)

Terry O'Grady (1)

Harold Palin (2)

Ken Parr (1)

Joe Philbin (0+2)

Albert Pimblett (3)

Ray Price (9)

Bob Ryan (5)

Ron Ryder (1)

Paul Sculthorpe (7+1)

Frank Shugars (1)

Arthur Skelhorn (7)

George Thomas (1)

Derek Whitehead (3)

John Woods (0+1)