A Clear Favourite Has Raced Out In Front To Captain The British & Irish Lions
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Wales’ Sam Warburton has raced out in front according to the bookies and is in prime position to captain the Lions this summer for a second successive series.
The back-row forward led the Lions to a series victory back in 2013 against the Wallabies, however he did miss the final a series clinching third Test which was led by Welsh teammate Alun Wyn Jones.
Jones’ chances of captaining the Lions were deeply affected after it emerged he has a serious shoulder problem that will keep him out for a number of weeks. Rory Best and Dylan Hartley it seems are no longer in contention, as they can be got at odds of 16/1 each.
Owen Farrell it seems has an outside chance, as he comes in as third favourite at around 3/1. But it’s Warburton who looks set to lead the Lions, despite excelling with Wales after dropping the burden of the captaincy to Alun Wyn Jones.