Picking A Lions Team To Take On The Auckland Blues On Wednesday

The Lions don’t have much time to dwell on Saturday’s disappointing performance.

Gatland’s men will take on Tana Umaga’s Auckland Blues on Wednesday in what promises to be a fiery affair. The Blues are expected to field some of their All Blacks, with Sonny Bill Williams among the stars set to feature.

The fixtures will come thick and fast, with the Crusaders waiting for the Lions on Saturday. Gatland has revealed that he wants everyone in the squad to have a start under their belt at the end of those three games, with an entirely new XV set to take the field on Wednesday.

Here’s a how the Lions might line out.

Backs
15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Jack Nowell
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. George North
10. Dan Biggar
9. Conor Murray

Forwards
1. Jack McGrath
2. Jamie George
3. Dan Cole
4. Courtney Lawes
5. Maro Itoje
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. CJ Stander

Replacements:

16. Ken Owens/Rory Best
17. Mako Vunipola
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. George Kruis
20. James Haskell
21. Rhys Webb
22. Owen Farrell
23. Liam Williams/Jared Payne

Jason Hennessy

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