Our 37-Man British & Irish Lions Squad Following The Six Nations
Warren Gatland names his British & Irish Lions squad in just under a month.
This year’s selection looks like to be one of the most difficult in recent memory, with a whole host of top name stars set to miss out such is the talent available to Warren Gatland at the moment.
The Lions boss must get his selection right as he prepares to face a formidable All Blacks side. The Six Nations was the final chance for players to show their credentials on the international stage and it has gone a long way in helping to decide who goes on that plane.
Here’s how we think that flight might look.
FRONT ROW: Jack McGrath (Ireland), Mako Vunipola (England), Joe Marler (England), Dan Cole (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England), Jamie George (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales).
SECOND ROW: Alun Wyn-Jones (Wales), Maro Itoje (England), Joe Launchbury (England), Donnacha Ryan (Ireland), Jonny Gray (Scotland).
BACK ROW: Hamish Watson (Scotland), CJ Stander (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Sam Warburton (Wales), Billy Vunipola (England), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland).
HALF BACK: Rhys Webb (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Ben Youngs (England), Finn Russell (Scotland), Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
CENTRE: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Owen Farrell (England), Alex Dunbar (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales).
BACK THREE: Elliot Daly (England), Liam Williams (Wales), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), George North (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales).