Picking The British & Irish Lions XV To Take On The Sharks This Wednesday

Midweek rugby.

The British and Irish Lions are back in action again this Wednesday when they take on the Sharks, once again in Johannesburg.

Warren Gatland’s side opened up with a win against Japan in Murrayfield before they flew out to South Africa, before dismantling the Stigma Lions 56-14 on Saturday to make it two from two so far.

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The Sharks are expected to be a sterner test on Wednesday and once again we’re expecting to see a raft of changes as Gatland fulfills his promise of giving everyone in the squad a start in the opening few games as he looks to assemble a Test side to take on the Springboks.

Gatland has already confirmed that Tom Curry, Josh Navidi, and Sam Simmonds will start in the back-row and we’ve now had a go at putting the entire starting XV together for that game before he officially names it tomorrow.

Potential Lions XV vs Sharks.

15. Liam Williams
14. Anthony Watson
13. Elliot Daly
12. Bundee Aki
11. Duhan van der Merwe
10. Dan Biggar
9. Gareth Davies

1. Mako Vunipola
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie
3. Zander Fagerson
4. Iain Henderson (c)
5. Adam Beard
6. Tom Curry
7. Josh Navidi
8. Sam Simmonds