The Telegraph Names Their Updated 37-Man Lions Squad

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Warren Gatland names his British & Irish Lions squad in just under a month.

This 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 this time round.

The Lions boss however 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 the Telegraph thinks that flight will look.

37-man British & Irish Lions squad

FRONT ROW: Jack McGrath (Ireland), Mako Vunipola (England), Cian Healy (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England), Dylan Hartley (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales).

SECOND ROW: Alun Wyn-Jones (Wales), Maro Itoje (England), Joe Launchbury (England), Courtney Lawes (England), Jonny Gray (Scotland).

BACK ROW: Hamish Watson (Scotland), CJ Stander (Ireland), Toby Faletau (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), Rob Kearney (Ireland).