Will Greenwood Has A Go At Picking A Very Controversial 2021 British & Irish Lions XV

Controversial.

Former England centre Will Greenwood is the latest pundit to have a go at picking his 2021 British and Irish Lions XV – with just two Irish players named in his team.

CJ Stander and James Ryan have been selected at number eight and second-row respectively with Greenwood picking more Scots (3) than Ireland players in his interesting, somewhat left-field selection.

The rest of the make-up of the team sees eight English players selected, including Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly and Manu Tuilagi and just two Welsh – Hadleigh Parkes at 12 and Justin Tipuric at 7.

Have a look at his selection below and let us know what you think. At least he hasn’t gone with Adam Byrne as a bolter this time! You can check out Lawrence Dallalglio’s team here too.

Will Greenwood’s 2021 British & Irish Lions XV

15. Stuart Hogg (76 Scotland caps, British & Irish Lions 2013, 2017)
14. Jonny May (56 England caps)
13. Manu Tuilagi (43 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2013)
12. Hadleigh Parkes (29 Wales caps)
11. Elliot Daly (43 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2017)
10. Owen Farrell (83 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2013, 2017)
9. Ali Price (32 Scotland caps)

1. Rory Sutherland (S7 Scotland caps)
2. Jamie George (49 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2017)
3. Kyle Sinckler (35 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2017)
4. Maro Itoje (38 England caps, British & Irish Lions 2017)
5. James Ryan (26 Ireland caps)
6. Tom Curry (23 England caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (76 Wales caps, British & Irish Lions 2013, 2017)
8. CJ Stander (41 Ireland caps, British & Irish Lions 2017)