The Telegraph selects their current British & Irish Lions squad


The 2025 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia may be still over a year away – but that hasn’t stopped us from getting excited about it already.

The famous touring side will take on the Wallabies in a three-Test series, along with their usual midweek games against the local franchises, as well as a special game against Argentina in Dublin before they fly out.

Ireland boss Andy Farrell will lead the Lions as head coach, with the 48-year-old set to take up his new role at the beginning of next year.

His son Owen Farrell has been tipped as a potential captain, but as for the squad itself, the Telegraph has had a go at picking what a current British and Irish Lions squad would look like and it’s a pretty decent selection.

Interestingly, Farrell doesn’t even make their squad. Have a look at their selection below and let us know what you think of it.

Telegraph Lions 2025 squad


Andrew Porter (Ireland)
Ellis Genge (England)
Pierre Schoeman (Scotland)


Dewi Lake (Wales)
Dan Sheehan (Ireland)
George Turner (Scotland)


Zander Fagerson (Scotland)
Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
Asher Opoku-Fordjour (England)


George Martin (England)
Maro Itoje (England)
James Ryan (Ireland)
Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)
Will Rowlands (Wales)
Iain Henderson (Ireland)

Back Row:

Jac Morgan (Wales)
Tommy Reffell (Wales)
Ben Earl (England)
Caelan Doris (Ireland)
Rory Darge (Scotland)
Courtney Lawes/Tom Curry (England)


Jamison Gibson-Park (Ireland)
Gareth Davies (Wales)
Alex Mitchell (England)


Finn Russell (Scotland)
George Ford (England)
Marcus Smith (England)


Bundee Aki (Ireland)
Ollie Lawrence (England)
Garry Ringrose (Ireland)
Sione Tuipulotu (Scotland)


James Lowe (Ireland)
Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland)
Darcy Graham (Scotland)
Mack Hansen (Ireland)


Hugo Keenan (Ireland)
Freddie Steward (England)

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