Here’s The Lions Team That Must Start Against The Maori All Blacks On Saturday

All guns blazing.

The Lions suffered another disappoiting tour defeat this morning at the hands of the Highlanders. Gatland’s men looked impressive at times and finally starting scoring some tries with Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and Sam Warburton all grabbing five pointers. But it’s a game they really should of closed out and won.

Looking at this performance, along with the Blues loss and then comparing it to Saturday’s heroics against the Crusaders, a huge gap between the midweek and Test players is beginning to form.

That being said, here’s the team Gatland needs to put out against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday. There’s just one more game after this, before they take on the All Blacks, leaving Gatland no choice but to give his Test team, or close enough to it, a run out.

Possible Lions team to take on the Maori All Blacks

15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. George North
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Owen Farrell
11. Anthony Watson
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Jamie George
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Maro Itoje
5. George Kruis
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Toby Faletau

Replacements:
16. Ken Owens
17. Jack McGrath
18. Kyle Sinckler
19. Alun Wyn Jones
20. Sam Warburton
21. Rhys Webb
22. Ben Te’o/Robbie Henshaw
23. Elliot Daly

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor at RugbyLAD. Any queries big or small you can reach him at [email protected]
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