Here’s The Lions Team We Reckon Will Start Against The Provincial Barbarians

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Just three days to go.

The Lions have landed in New Zealand and will play their first game against the Provincial Barbarians in just three days time.

Gatland only had around 20 players for their first week’s camp in Cardiff, but was boosted by the fact that Saracens and Leinster both lost their respective semi-finals, giving him back the bulk of his squad for last week’s camp in Dublin.

With that you’d imagine the guys that have been there since day one will be in line to start this Saturday, with the lads from the Dublin camp making up the rest of the numbers. Those who played in the finals weekend will likely be rested.

Here’s how they might line up on Saturday.

Predicted Lions team to face Provincial Barbarians:

Backs
15. Stuart Hogg
14. Tommy Seymour
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ben Te’o
11. Anthony Watson
10. Dan Biggar
9. Greig Laidlaw

Forwards
1. Joe Marler
2. Rory Best
3. Kyle Sinckler
4. Alun Wyn Jones
5. Iain Henderson
6. Ross Moriarty
7. Sam Warburton (C)
8. Taulupe Faletau