English Pundits Name Their Final British & Irish Lions Squads

Not long to go now.

After months of speculation Warren Gatland will finally name his British & Irish Lions squad on Wednesday for their summer tour of New Zealand.

A lot of big names are set to miss out, such is the talent pool currently available to the Kiwi across the Britain and Ireland.

Here’s how two of England’s most respected pundits- Stuart Barnes and Lawrence Dallaglio, think Gatland’s touring party should look this summer.

Stuart Barnes’ Lions Squad

Backs
Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Liam Williams (Wales), Anthony Watson (England), George North (Wales), Elliot Daly (England), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Garry Ringrose (Ireland), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Owen Farrell (England), Johnny Sexton (Ireland), George Ford (England), Dan Biggar (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Rhys Webb (Wales), Richard Wigglesworth (England).

Forwards
Mako Vunipola (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Cian Healy (Ireland), Rory Best (Ireland), Dylan Hartley (England), Ken Owens (Wales), Jamie George (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tomas Francis (Wales), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Maro Itoje (England), Courtney Lawes (England), Donnacha Ryan (Ireland), James Haskell (England), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), Sam Warburton (Wales), CJ Stander (Ireland), Billy Vunipola (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales).

Lawrence Dallaglio’s Lions Squad:

Backs
Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Liam Williams (Wales), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), George North (Wales), Anthony Watson (England), Elliot Daly (England), Jonathan Joseph (England), Garry Ringrose (Ireland), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Owen Farrell (England), Johnny Sexton (Ireland), Dan Biggar (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Rhys Webb (Wales), Ben Youngs (England).

Forwards
Mako Vunipola (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Cian Healy (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Jamie George (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tomas Francis (Wales), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Maro Itoje (England), Donnacha Ryan (Ireland), Joe Launchbury (England), James Haskell (England), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Sam Warburton (Wales), CJ Stander (Ireland), Billy Vunipola (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales).

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