Paul O’Connell Picks His Lions XV Of The Week Following Round One Of The Autumn Nations Cup
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Warren Gatland Named Lions 2025 Head Coach With Tour Captain Also Announced - April 1, 2023
- Uncapped Player Set For Ireland Call-Up Following Injury Concern - January 30, 2023
- Shocking High Tackle Not Picked Up By Match Officials In Munster Vs Toulouse Game - January 23, 2023
Former British and Irish Lions XV captain Paul O’Connell has had a go at picking his ‘Lions XV of the Week’ following round one of the Autumn Nations Cup.
O’Connell has gone with no fewer than five Irish players following their impressive 32-9 win over Wales on Friday night with debutant James Lowe, Robbie Henshaw, Andrew Porter, Peter O’Mahony and Caelan Doris all included.
Five English players are also selected following their 40-0 demolition of Georgia with Ben Youngs, Ellis Genge, hat-trick hero Jamie George, Charlie Ewels and Maro Itoje all making the cut.
Scotland made life tough for themselves at times on Saturday afternoon, eventually winning 28-17 despite trailing for much of the game. Four players make O’Connell’s cut regardless with Stuart Hogg, Chris Harris, Duhan van der Merwe and Duncan Weir all making his selection.
Justin Tipuric is the sole Welsh player in the squad.
O’Connell’s British and Irish Lions XV
15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
14. James Lowe (Ireland)
13. Chris Harris (Scotland)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland)
10. Duncan Weir (Scotland)
9. Ben Youngs (England)
1. Ellis Genge (England)
2. Jamie George (England)
3. Andrew Porter (Ireland)
4. Charlie Ewels (England)
5. Maro Itoje (England)
6. Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)
7. Justin Tipuric (Wales)
8. Caelan Doris (Ireland)
Round one ✅ @VodafoneUK & @VodafoneIreland ambassador @Paul_OConnell has chosen his Lions XV from the weekend’s action.
Download the app, choose yours & share on social using #UniteThePride #LionsWatch
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) November 15, 2020