ESPN Picks Their British & Irish Lions XV Based On Current Form

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What do you think of this selection?

Before we get down to business this weekend with the Six Nations set to kick-off, ESPN have decided to put together a British & Irish Lions XV based on current form. It’s not a bad side, but there’s definitely some questionable decisions.

The back-line looks pretty solid, but is open for debate, while the back-row is slightly baffling. Itoje at six, when he’s yet to prove himself at Test level in the back-row and shafting CJ Stander to 7 just doesn’t make sense to us. Billy Vunipola is also currently out injured and will need to prove himself when he returns.

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Have a look yourself and let us know what you think.

British & Irish Lions XV

Backs

15 Stuart Hogg
14 Jack Nowell
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Robbie Henshaw
11 Liam Williams
10 Owen Farrell
9 Conor Murray

Forwards

1 Mako Vunipola
2 Rory Best
3 Tadhg Furlong
4 Alun Wyn Jones
5 Jonny Gray
6 Maro Itoje
7 CJ Stander
8 Billy Vunipola