Here’s The Lions Team That Must Start Against The Crusaders

14 from 14.

That’s how the Crusaders have faired this season. In contrast, the Auckland Blues have lost six games and are the worst ranked New Zealand team in Super Rugby this season. The Lions have a hell of a challenge in front of them this weekend.

Gatland’s men certainly looked much improved, but still have a long way to go. The lineout functioned well and the scum was solid, but this weekend is massive. They need a win to set a marker for the rest of the tour.

Gatland will need to field a really strong team this weekend. Here’s how it should look.

Lions vs Crusaders.

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Ken Owens
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Maro Itoje
5. George Kruis
6. Sean O’Brien
7. Sam Warburton (c)
8. Toby Faletau/ CJ Stander
9. Conor Murray
10. Owen Farrell
11. George North
12. Robbie Henshaw
13. Jonathan Davies
14. Anthony Watson
15. Stuart Hogg/Leigh Halfpenny

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