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Surely this isn’t the actual squad he would pick?
Outspoke Welsh journalist Stephen Jones has picked some rather outrageous Lions squads over the last few months and this one is right up there.
Before we take a look it’s worth noting: 16 English players, 12 Welsh, 8 Irish and just 2 Scots. You read that correctly- 12 Welsh.
Oh and the two Scottish players… Stuart Hogg isn’t one of them. Rob Kearney is instead on of the travelling fullbacks… along with Leigh Halfpenny. He’s also left out the likes of CJ Stander, Joe Launchbury, Ben Youngs, Robbie Henshaw and Rory Best.
Oh and Richard Wigglesworth… Really?
Stephen Jones’ British & Irish Lions squad
Fullbacks: Rob Kearney (Ireland), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
Wingers: Liam Williams (Wales), Anthony Watson (England), George North (Wales), Simon Zebo (Ireland), Sean Maitland (Scotland)
Centres: Elliot Daly (England), Jonathan Joseph (England), Duncan Taylor (Scotland), Scott Williams (Wales), Owen Farrell (England)
Outhalves: Johnny Sexton (Ireland), Dan Biggar (Wales)
Scrum-halves: Conor Murray (Ireland), Rhys Webb (Wales), Richard Wigglesworth (England)
Props: Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) ,Dan Cole (England), Tomas Francis (Wales) Kyle Sinckler (England), Mako Vunipola (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Joe Marler (England)
Hookers: Jamie George (England), Dylan Hartley (England), Richard Hibbard (Wales)
Second rows: Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Luke Charteris (Wales), Courtney Lawes (England)
Backrows: Sam Warburton (Wales), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), James Haskell (England), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Maro Itoje (England)
Number 8s: Billy Vunipola (England), Toby Faletau (Wales)