The Telegraph’s Updated 37-Man British & Irish Lions Squad Ahead Of The Six Nations
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Who’s gonna play their way in or out at the Six Nations?
The Lions tour of New Zealand is still several months away but that hasn’t stopped us from looking forward to it already.
Coming off the back of a massive series win over Australia, absolutely smashing the Wallabies in the final test, the Lions face the daunting task of trying to take down the back to back world champions, New Zealand. The 2017 tour includes the usual three test matches along with some huge midweek games against the likes of the Crusaders, the Chiefs and the Maori All Blacks. You can view the full schedule here.
Warren Gatland probably has a fair idea already of what team he will bring to New Zealand, with well over half of his squad picked. The Six Nations however is the ultimate proving ground, with a number of spots still up for grabs. Plenty of players can still play their way in, while there’s also a chance plenty could play themselves out of the team based on their Six Nations performances.
Here’s how The Telegraph thinks the squad currently looks before a ball is kicked at this year’s Six Nations.
British & Irish Lions Squad
FRONT ROW: Jack McGrath (Ireland), Mako Vunipola (England), Cian Healy (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England), Dylan Hartley (England), Rory Best (Ireland), Jamie George (England).
SECOND ROW: Alun Wyn-Jones (Wales), Maro Itoje (England), Devin Toner (Ireland), George Kruis (England), Jonny Gray (Scotland).
BACK ROW: Chris Robshaw (England), CJ Stander (Ireland), Sean O’Brien(Ireland), Sam Warburton (Wales), Taulupe Faletau (Wales), Billy Vunipola (England), Justin Tipuric (Wales).
HALF BACK: Rhys Webb (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Ben Youngs (England), Finn Russell (Scotland), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Owen Farrell (England).
CENTRE: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Huw Jones (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales).
BACK THREE: George North (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Anthony Watson (England), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Simon Zebo (Ireland).