The 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour Is ON! Monye & Dallaglio Consider Who Should Play The Springboks

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Ugo Monye and Lawrence Dallaglio consider who they believe have done enough to secure their place in the Lions XV to take on South Africa. Who do you think should fill the remaining spots?
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  • Conor Furlong

    Conor Furlong

    12 саат мурун

    3:21 that Freudian slip is why so many Irish people don’t care about the Lions.

  • Richard Bagot

    Richard Bagot

    18 саат мурун

    Huge fan of Sam Simmons. It's criminal he was left out of the 6N.

  • Eoin Barry

    Eoin Barry

    5 күн мурун

    My Team:
    1. Wyn Jones
    2. Ken Owens
    3. Furlong
    4. Itoje
    5. Alun Wyn Jones
    6. Curry
    7. Watson
    8. Falteau
    9. Murray
    10. Biggar
    11. Van der Merwe
    12. Henshaw
    13. North
    14. Watson
    15. Hogg
    16. Jamie George
    17. Sutherland
    18. Sinkler
    19. Henderson
    20. Beirne
    21. Youngs
    22. Russel
    23. Liam Williams
    Unlucky to miss out: Tipuric, Rees Zammit, James Ryan, Tomos Williams, Sexton, Ringrose, Farrell

  • TashBagash

    TashBagash

    9 күн мурун

    Is it me or does Faletau kinda look like Dwayne Wade?

  • Daniel O Connor

    Daniel O Connor

    9 күн мурун

    Can always rely on Ugo’s Quin’s bias regardless of how ludicrous it is 🤯 Beirne nearly man of the match during each game and barely a mention

  • beatonthedonis47

    beatonthedonis47

    9 күн мурун

    On form, very few English players - if any - get into the starting XV. But the Lions test side is never the same as the Six Nations team of the tournament. Gatland will still probably pick the Saracens stalwarts, and after that it's up to them to play themselves into the test side.

  • tallshort 1

    tallshort 1

    9 күн мурун

    Once a quin always a quin

  • Hugh Ross

    Hugh Ross

    10 күн мурун

    Personally I think van de mueve deserves a spot

  • Owen White

    Owen White

    10 күн мурун

    Wyn Jones and Ken Owens in the front for me.

  • Hamish Thorpe

    Hamish Thorpe

    11 күн мурун

    LRZ is not ready for lions rugby

  • Ian Sinclair

    Ian Sinclair

    11 күн мурун

    No bias then, can’t even pick the player of the tournament!

    • B.

      B.

      5 күн мурун

      @Ian Sinclair the French physically dominated him

    • Ian Sinclair

      Ian Sinclair

      5 күн мурун

      Don’t t think I’ve seen Curry, who I think is an excellent player, sit three welshmen down one after the other and that I think included Faletau. The current French back row are hardly midgets eithe.

    • B.

      B.

      7 күн мурун

      when he comes up against a very physical team he isn't as good

  • DBOY738

    DBOY738

    11 күн мурун

    So long as AWJ isn’t picked based on nostalgia then great. Offers nothing around the park anymore, he’s just a speed bump

  • Finlay Bingham

    Finlay Bingham

    11 күн мурун

    Completely unbiased English predictions

  • The game is rigged NWO

    The game is rigged NWO

    11 күн мурун

    Hamish Watson is nailed on too

  • Martin Keating

    Martin Keating

    11 күн мурун

    Tadgh Beirne one of the best players of 2021 Six Nations

  • Simon Hill

    Simon Hill

    11 күн мурун

    No mention of Johnny May?

  • Martin Carm

    Martin Carm

    12 күн мурун

    Itoje instead of AW Jones?!

  • kalzonibalboa

    kalzonibalboa

    12 күн мурун

    Tony watson can’t compete against DVDM, DVDM and Rees-lightning on the wings is deadly.
    Hamish Watson is well overdue a start at flanker also. Man has an some engine on him.

  • Driver2616

    Driver2616

    12 күн мурун

    1 C Healy, 2 K Owens, 3 T Furlong, 4 M Itoje, 5 J Ryan, 6 T Beirne, 7 H Watson, 8 S. Simmonds, 9 C Murray, 10 Biggar, 11 Earls, 12 Henshaw, 13 G North, 14 Louis Rees Zammit, 15 Toss a coin between L Williams & H Keenan ( Hogg a brilliant player but inconsistent).
    That’s a team that’ll run the South Africans ragged around the pitch for 80 minutes with any number of top players to choose from for the bench that can continue any game plan.

    • John Pollock

      John Pollock

      9 күн мурун

      This entire comment is just an attempt to try and say Williams instead of Hogg. Williams is a great player, but Hogg inconsistent? Consistently one of the best players in the 6 Nations and up there again this year as one of the best. Taken for granted now.

    • Finlay Bingham

      Finlay Bingham

      11 күн мурун

      That's a dam good team maybe awj for itoje but other then thay tip top

  • Michaal de Jager

    Michaal de Jager

    12 күн мурун

    I see more people sure about what the best Lions XV looks like (or at least in something resembling reasonable accord) than what the best Bok XV looks like. So many variables and unknowns for us- new coach, local players vs overseas based players, fitness, match-fitness, time as a team together assuming we aren't just going to bank on the same guys (minus retirees) that did it for us in 2019. Still, very much excited for the tour empty stadia or no.

  • Cameron Baird

    Cameron Baird

    12 күн мурун

    duhan van de merwe definitely needs a start

  • pascal jacob

    pascal jacob

    13 күн мурун

    Interesting that he puts henshaw at 12 and not 13 leaving space for Farrell at 12

    • Ellis Thomas

      Ellis Thomas

      9 күн мурун

      Farrell was absolutely shocking during the six nations. doesn't deserve to be in the team

  • Matt Price

    Matt Price

    13 күн мурун

    Deluded. AWJ, Tipuric, North all nailed on. Think again!

  • Morgan Jackson

    Morgan Jackson

    13 күн мурун

    Itoje over awj and people keep overlooking Johnny gray who has been superb!

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      Personally Idk about that. Before the 6n I would have said fair enough. But he’s shown a lack of discipline that I’m not sure gatland will risk when the game will almost definitely come down to kicking penalties

  • Jake Lfc

    Jake Lfc

    13 күн мурун

    Finn Russell and Ben Youngs are two players I want to see Warren Gatland select for the tour.

  • Christiannov1911

    Christiannov1911

    13 күн мурун

    No ones been talking about Jamie Ritchie but he’s been incredible at flanker for Scotland alongside Hamish Watson and deserves a spot on the team in my opinion

    • logosg

      logosg

      15 саат мурун

      Watson will make the squad for the First Test 100%!

    • Simon Hill

      Simon Hill

      11 күн мурун

      Nah, he's a nutter. Way too volatile

  • André Rademeyer

    André Rademeyer

    13 күн мурун

    As a Bok supporter, I dont think we will be ready for the Lions. Not enough game time.

  • W G Jansen van Vuren

    W G Jansen van Vuren

    13 күн мурун

    A lot of Springboks supporters dread this B&I Lions tour because the Boks hasn't played a test since November 2019, they are lacking true Test preparation while the Six Nations has provide the tourists ample preparation.

  • bill neath

    bill neath

    13 күн мурун

    I would definitely consider Jonnie sexton, Conner Murray and George North too

    • bill neath

      bill neath

      10 күн мурун

      I would also take a Danny care too he's been playing out of his skin for his club this season and has international experience

  • billy nomate

    billy nomate

    14 күн мурун

    Never should this be taking place,players from all diff countries, must be one big bubble COMEDIANS

  • Daisy Superdog

    Daisy Superdog

    14 күн мурун

    Crazy Springbok supporter here: If they pick a proper Lions team (without Farrell and Otoje on the bench as an impact player because of his penalties he donates, and AW Jones as captain), the Lions should CRUSH the Boks. I do not see the Boks win any of the games, having not played for such a long time.

  • bampie1

    bampie1

    14 күн мурун

    Otoji should not be in there unfortunately he's not playing enough top class rugby

  • G L M

    G L M

    14 күн мурун

    Danny Care... Yeah right

  • Stuart McHugh

    Stuart McHugh

    14 күн мурун

    Danny care best 9? John Cooney surely

  • Mpbeasto Hugbear

    Mpbeasto Hugbear

    14 күн мурун

    How the hell is Watson nailed on?

  • Fe Fid

    Fe Fid

    15 күн мурун

    itoje the way he played the six nations he = number 4th placed lock

  • Ritchie Mullins

    Ritchie Mullins

    15 күн мурун

    Mako vunipola better not be picked, can't scrum to save his life, liability, consantly giving away cheap penaltys!

  • Alastair Measures

    Alastair Measures

    15 күн мурун

    Running with players who haven't played, e.g. the Sarries part of the England squad, does not seem to be a winning strategy. As an England supporter: Itoje is the exception that breaks that rule.
    Elsewhere Rees-Zamit is wonderful but lacks the gravitas (bulk) against the Boks who will aim to hit him hard and target him with bullying treatment on the basis of size.
    Lions selections are a matter of vision (what they want to achieve) and opinion: good selectors could pick two valid squads with little overlap - so chill - it is just fantasy rugby.

  • Mark Jo

    Mark Jo

    15 күн мурун

    Would go 6 from first place team then 4,4, 2 from placings in 6 nations. Then just add 2 to from each team from there. That way form is being rewarded and the team who finished last still has a decent contingent.
    Because in the past even when Scotland have done ok like finished 3rd they've only had 2 lions. There is absolutely no justification for that this time there should be 6 or 7 minimum same for ireland. Wales 8 minimum which is only 1 more than then and 5 for England which isn't even half as bad when Scotland had 2. And if there injuries replace with in form players from their same countries not from another. So if 4 Irish players get injured not to suddenly replace them with 4 from England or Wales etc. But if the position a hard one to fill then yes go outside the country, but by form then not because of childish drama like oh we got less than everyone else as if we need more complaints and media bullying the lions coach. which will only negatively effect the whole squad if they doing well before injuries. thats the kind of bs In the past that needs to stop.

  • Barney Paws

    Barney Paws

    15 күн мурун

    Alun Wyn has to be nailed on no. 5. Lions captain too

  • longdongmilo

    longdongmilo

    15 күн мурун

    duhan has to start

  • QuietTF2

    QuietTF2

    15 күн мурун

    Amazed no one has brought up farrell. Yes not his best showing in this tournament but God damn he's still one of the best in the world. Should really consider playing him at 12 and moving henshaw to 13, he's more than capable of that.

    • Cecil Bru

      Cecil Bru

      11 күн мурун

      And his tackling style and temperament make him a total liability.

    • ahlads

      ahlads

      14 күн мурун

      Because Farrell is useless on current form.

  • Geraint Hopkins

    Geraint Hopkins

    15 күн мурун

    Itoje ?? why what did he do. overrated take him he can play mid week

  • Dean James

    Dean James

    15 күн мурун

    Why does everyone miss out Justin Tipuric, he’s been a lion so he has experience, with the exception on these last couple of games he’s had the highest tackle count, he’s everywhere on the field and has a massive skill set

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      @Harry Gray personally I’d say tipuric over hamish. Obviously a bit biased but imo his handling skill set give him the edge

    • Damo666

      Damo666

      14 күн мурун

      Yes. Tipuric is the best all_round number 7 in the 6Ns.

    • Harry Gray

      Harry Gray

      14 күн мурун

      Because Hamish Watson and Tom Curry also exist

  • Aspiring Mane

    Aspiring Mane

    15 күн мурун

    In an ideal world, this is my team:
    1. Wyn Jones 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    2. Cowan-Dickie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    3. Furlong 🇮🇪
    4. Itoje 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    5. Ryan 🇮🇪
    6. Curry 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    7. Watson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    8. Faletau 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    9. Murray 🇮🇪
    10. Russell 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    11. Van Der Merwe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    12. Henshaw 🇮🇪
    13. Slade 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    14. Watson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    15. Hogg (C) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    16. Owens 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    17. Healy 🇮🇪
    18. Sinckler 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    19. Alum Wyn Jones 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    20. Bierne 🇮🇪
    21. Hardy 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    22. Biggar 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
    23. Rees-Zammit 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  • Damo666

    Damo666

    15 күн мурун

    There shouldn't be an English player in the backline. Adams over Watson.

  • Tom Naylor

    Tom Naylor

    15 күн мурун

    Wyn jones has gotta get in there

  • Luke Phillips

    Luke Phillips

    16 күн мурун

    Sam Simmonds should be in the squad. He could prove how badly Jones messed up his squad selection.

  • T. boz Mkw

    T. boz Mkw

    16 күн мурун

    This is rubbish. The 15 based on the 6N shouldn't include any English lads bar Itoje and Curry.

  • Charlie Stewart

    Charlie Stewart

    16 күн мурун

    russell far more skilful than biggar

  • SeanS Sangster

    SeanS Sangster

    16 күн мурун

    very anglic slant here freudian slip by Ugo.

  • Tom C

    Tom C

    16 күн мурун

    no mention of george north at 13? also beirne, curry, hamish watson and duhan vdm all absolutely have to play

    • Ales lon

      Ales lon

      13 күн мурун

      @Richard Cook that rules out most of the English then

    • Richard Cook

      Richard Cook

      15 күн мурун

      hamish watsons bad haircut is enough not to pick him for the squad let alone the test team!

  • Thomas Revello

    Thomas Revello

    16 күн мурун

    Also South Africa has played currie cup and super rugby unlocked so we should be good in that aspect .
    The gent on the right provided a great point that I never thought of about selecting players who perform in away games ! Awesome thoughts that

  • Thomas Revello

    Thomas Revello

    16 күн мурун

    Faletau is only in their because the other options at 8 have been poor.Unfortunate that Stander can’t play

  • Stuart Gordon

    Stuart Gordon

    16 күн мурун

    Itoje is a liability, to many penalties and not really sure what Anthony Watson has done to be selected.

  • gavin bissell

    gavin bissell

    16 күн мурун

    itoje nailed on wow isnt even in the starting lineup for me. liability

  • Alun Morgan

    Alun Morgan

    16 күн мурун

    11 is not nailed on. There's van der Merve and Adams. Think there all close. Alun wyn will be ahead of otoje. Players that are not here. Hamish Watson, North, can't name anymore as the competition is so close. Be nice to have an even spread and probably will be.

  • will smith

    will smith

    16 күн мурун

    Itoje is definitely a no after this six nations

  • Ross Thompson

    Ross Thompson

    16 күн мурун

    Do want to see Chris Harris in the conversation, never stops working

    • Calmaria *X*

      Calmaria *X*

      8 күн мурун

      @Attack Pattern Delta Zammit and May play for Gloucester.....

    • Leo Hodges

      Leo Hodges

      9 күн мурун

      @Attack Pattern Delta his club team has nothing to do with the lions selection... he’s a class and very underrated player

    • Attack Pattern Delta

      Attack Pattern Delta

      10 күн мурун

      There’s a reason he plays for Gloucester and not one of the better teams in England. He’s not going on the Lions tour lads.

    • Cellan James

      Cellan James

      10 күн мурун

      He played class against France think he changed the game

    • Calmaria *X*

      Calmaria *X*

      13 күн мурун

      Probably the best defender in the Northern Hemisphere even if he isn't starting he should be in the squad the way he shut down Vakatawa was something special put him right on his backside

  • Dominic Stewart

    Dominic Stewart

    16 күн мурун

    Why does Watson always get picked?? He's done nothing all championship. Adams and VdM miles more effective

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      @Kyle Carson despite how poorly he’s played I’d say Daley might still be considered. Almost entirely for his kicking ability

    • Dominic Stewart

      Dominic Stewart

      15 күн мурун

      @Kyle Carson well, VdM has more tries, metres and less missed tackles than LRZ, so he has to go if LRZ does. I admit experience does count for a lot though, and aye, Daly shouldn't be considered. I reckon Biggar will be 10, even though Russell is one of the best in the world in that position. Too flashy for Mr Gatland

    • Kyle Carson

      Kyle Carson

      15 күн мурун

      @Dominic Stewart its close tbh and I wouldn’t be strongly against choosing one or the other, i think LRZ has to go although should he be starting? I’m not sure. I’m glad daley isn’t really in the discussion though

    • Dominic Stewart

      Dominic Stewart

      15 күн мурун

      @Kyle Carson May or Watson and take LRZ, VdM, Adams, Hogg, Williams and North can cover for 13 and 15

    • Aspiring Mane

      Aspiring Mane

      15 күн мурун

      @Dominic Stewart honestly I don’t rate May as a player. Sure he’s a gifted athlete but I believe Watson has the edge. I don’t think Rees-Zammit should start but I certainly believe he should be on the tour. My wingers would be Watson and VDM.

  • fleshen

    fleshen

    16 күн мурун

    A good game against England whilst hard is not a nailed on route to a Lions place this year!

  • welshevo1

    welshevo1

    16 күн мурун

    1. Wyn Jones
    2. Ken Owens
    3. Tadgh Furlong
    4. Tadgh Beirne
    5. Alun Wyn Jones
    6. Josh Navidi
    7. Justin Tipuric
    8. Taulupe Faletau
    9. Ali Price
    10. Finn Russell
    11. Duhan Van der Merwe
    12. Robbie Henshaw
    13. George North
    14. Louis Rees Zammit
    15. Stuart Hogg
    Bench
    16. Jamie George
    17. Cian Healy
    18. Kyle Sinckler
    19. Maro Itoje
    20. Sam Simmonds
    21. Connor Murray
    22. Owen Farrell
    23. Anthony Watson

    • Damo666

      Damo666

      15 күн мурун

      Pretty good. Liam Williams as cover for the back three though. I would put Adams in at 11. Clinical..... and he can defend.

  • Mark Mottershead

    Mark Mottershead

    16 күн мурун

    Lol still looks very fit, I’d put him in at 8!

    • OmegaMan

      OmegaMan

      9 күн мурун

      Lol

  • Anthony Lynch

    Anthony Lynch

    16 күн мурун

    stander??

    • Nathan Thompson

      Nathan Thompson

      6 күн мурун

      @B. faletau might have something to say about that

    • B.

      B.

      7 күн мурун

      @Nathan Thompson if hes available he would have to start at number 8

    • Nathan Thompson

      Nathan Thompson

      16 күн мурун

      @Calum Nolan he said he’s available for the lions

    • ELM2018

      ELM2018

      16 күн мурун

      Not gonna happen

    • Calum Nolan

      Calum Nolan

      16 күн мурун

      He’ll be retired

  • alex gold

    alex gold

    16 күн мурун

    French opinion
    1. Wyn Jones (WAL)
    2. Ken Owens (WAL)
    3. Tadhg Furlong (IRE)
    4. Tadhg Beirne(IRE)
    5. Maro itoje(ENG)
    6. Tom Curry (ENG)
    7. Hamish Watson (SCO)
    8. Taulupe Faletau (WAL)
    9. Conor Murray (IRE)
    10. Dan Biggar(WAL)
    11. Duan van der merwe(SCO)
    12. Robbie Henshaw (IRE)
    13. George North (WAL)
    14. Louis Rees-Zammit (WAL)
    15. Stuart Hogg (SCO) (CAP)

    • benjicool2808

      benjicool2808

      Күн мурун

      I'll put Finn at 10, because he's strategic kicking is the best and that's a very strong point of the springbok

    • Joe Davies

      Joe Davies

      6 күн мурун

      AWJ in for Itoje and as Captain, and Huw Jones for North. Otherwise totally agree. Edit: Watson for Van de Merwe, as someone correctly pointed out he may not be fast enough to compete with RSA wingers.

    • Andrew Williams

      Andrew Williams

      10 күн мурун

      1. Wyn Jones (WAL) 2. Ken Owens (WAL) CAPTAIN 3. Tadhg Furlong (IRE) 4. Tadhg Beirne(IRE) 5. Maro itoje(ENG) 6. Tom Curry (ENG) 7. Justin Tipuric (WAL) 8. Taulupe Faletau (WAL) 9. Gareth Davies (WAL) 10. Dan Biggar(WAL) 11. Duan van der merwe(SCO) 12. Jonathan Davies (WAL) 13. George North (WAL) 14. Anthony Watson (ENG) 15. Liam Williams (WAL)

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      @Taku Talk yea that’s why I thinking awj should play. Not many other real options to consider as a captain, and none with the experience he has

    • mudbath142

      mudbath142

      12 күн мурун

      @Sean Oconnor Robbie Henshaw has already done a pretty good job at that already

  • Arda Kolimsky

    Arda Kolimsky

    16 күн мурун

    Biggar? No way.

  • zabaleta

    zabaleta

    17 күн мурун

    Hogg 15; Watson 14; Huw Jones 13; Henshaw 12; Rees-Zammit 11; Biggar 10; Murray 9; Navidi 8; Tipuric 7; Curry 6; Itoje 5; AWJ 4 (C); Furlong 3; Owen's 2; Wyn Jones 1.
    Liam Williams, DvdM, May, Farrell, Sexton, Fagerson, Henderson, Watson, George for the squad.

  • Kaz Eveready

    Kaz Eveready

    17 күн мурун

    AWJ is a definite dont listen to these so called experts.. its Warren Gatland team not anybody else's

    • Rory Slaine

      Rory Slaine

      16 күн мурун

      Shane Williams with a shock call-up?

  • Blue Steel

    Blue Steel

    17 күн мурун

    Danny Care!!

  • mickser101

    mickser101

    17 күн мурун

    Out Half is the interesting one. Sexton, Farrell, Ford, Biggar, Russell and M.Smith as a bolter. Only two of those will go

    • John Pollock

      John Pollock

      9 күн мурун

      There's truly never been a year than 10 is so weak/diluted. If he doesn't take Russell there's something wrong.

    • Paul Coffield

      Paul Coffield

      15 күн мурун

      Probably 3. They had Sexton, Farrell and Biggar on the last tour (with Russell joining at the end). I'd go for Sexon, Biggar and Russell on current form. Faz is useless right now and Ford will get rolled over.

    • Ali O'Rourke

      Ali O'Rourke

      16 күн мурун

      @Alexander Sims yeah i think it’s out of sexton, biggar and russell

    • Alexander Sims

      Alexander Sims

      16 күн мурун

      I'd certainly take Marcus smith over George Ford lol

    • Noel Shannon

      Noel Shannon

      16 күн мурун

      @Adam Dickinson been more than one game the fellas just not as good as the rest of the 10s on offer for the lions , wouldn’t even put him ahead of sheedy

  • Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga

    17 күн мурун

    Cant see my dying Dad but these guys from different countries and hold each others ball sacks

  • Alec Castro

    Alec Castro

    17 күн мурун

    Finn Russell at 10, Sexton on the bench. Embrace the new, lads!

    • John Pollock

      John Pollock

      15 күн мурун

      @Andrew Frost maybe if he gets a chance with the lions he'll play within himself and still be the better option that anything out there

    • Alec Castro

      Alec Castro

      17 күн мурун

      @Andrew Frost Farrell's a liability, as is Sexton at times. The only consistent option is Biggar but he isn't x-factor enough

    • Andrew Frost

      Andrew Frost

      17 күн мурун

      He’s an absolute liability. Not consistent enough,

  • David Haley

    David Haley

    17 күн мурун

    After how dominant Ireland’s line out was this 6 nations it’s hard to make a case not to start Iain Henderson with James Ryan to match SAs world class second rows

    • Jamie

      Jamie

      14 күн мурун

      @Aspiring Mane ryan has kinda dipped the past year

    • Aspiring Mane

      Aspiring Mane

      15 күн мурун

      1-2 years ago I thought Itoje and Ryan would make an incredible pairing. Not too sure why AWJ would be considered other than his leadership qualities.

  • Pierre Saint-Romas

    Pierre Saint-Romas

    17 күн мурун

    1. Wyn Jones (WAL)
    2. Ken Owens (WAL)
    3. Tadhg Furlong (IRE)
    4. Maro Itoje (ENG)
    5. Alun Wyn Jones (WAL)
    6. Tom Curry (ENG)
    7. Hamish Watson (SCO)
    8. Taulupe Faletau (WAL)
    9. Conor Murray (IRE)
    10. Jonathan Sexton (IRE) or Biggar
    11. Anthony Watson (ENG)
    12. Robbie Henshaw (IRE)
    13. George North (WAL)
    14. Louis Rees-Zammit (WAL)
    15. Stuart Hogg (SCO)
    That's my opinion...I'm french

    • ieuan conlin

      ieuan conlin

      16 күн мурун

      @Morgan Dunn it will be a physical match and who better to bring on upfront after 50/60 minutes when the game opens up. Let's the others bash it out and bring him.on when there's some running room

    • Morgan Dunn

      Morgan Dunn

      16 күн мурун

      @ieuan conlin tips should start.

    • ieuan conlin

      ieuan conlin

      17 күн мурун

      Could easily be the starting 15 for the first test

  • Fergal Collins

    Fergal Collins

    17 күн мурун

    wheres sexton

    • ahlads

      ahlads

      14 күн мурун

      If he stays injury free he’ll be the 10

  • Kelvin Jones

    Kelvin Jones

    17 күн мурун

    1. Wyn Jones
    2. Owens
    3. Fagerson/ Furlong
    4. Itoje
    5. Beirne
    6. Curry
    7. Watson
    8. Faletau
    9. Price
    10. Russell
    11. Williams
    12. Henshaw
    13. North
    14. Zammit
    15. Hogg
    Bench:
    AW Jones
    Ryan
    Tipuric
    Watson
    Murray

    • Rob Jones

      Rob Jones

      17 күн мурун

      Ali price no chance. Takes a year to shift it from a ruck

  • Car Tours Europe

    Car Tours Europe

    18 күн мурун

    Doesn't strike me as a particularly strong pool of players this time. That aging sexton is still our best 10 is a problem. To think the lions once had players like robinson and o'Driscoll in their backs. I don't see many match winners in there unfortunately. Gatland is a wise coach though so i expect he'll get the best out of what's available if anyone can.

  • Nosaj

    Nosaj

    18 күн мурун

    6, 7, 8, 10 & 15 should be Scottish. That's it.

    • Anon Ymous

      Anon Ymous

      16 күн мурун

      @Morgan Dunn youve not seen him bouncing the first 3 tacklers every single game for the last 5 years?

    • Nosaj

      Nosaj

      16 күн мурун

      @Anon Ymous Farguson's been great too.

    • Morgan Dunn

      Morgan Dunn

      16 күн мурун

      @Anon Ymous Watson is too small.

    • Anon Ymous

      Anon Ymous

      16 күн мурун

      Ritchie and Watson are so underrated, should definitely be in the test squad

    • Sion Hughes

      Sion Hughes

      17 күн мурун

      Falatau will be 8 no question

  • Fin .Reilly

    Fin .Reilly

    18 күн мурун

    In Gatland we trust. He will pick the team to win the matches and I have 100% confidence in his choices. I do worry that we don't have as perhaps as good form or as good players than the previous three tours had going into it.

    • Rory Lynch

      Rory Lynch

      10 күн мурун

      @Jamie Jenkins yeh some of the welsh players are great but names like alun wyn or Leigh halfpenny just aren’t starters

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      @Rory Lynch it’ll probably still work tho.

    • Jeffrey

      Jeffrey

      14 күн мурун

      Thought he was great for the NZ tour but awful for the aussies, worst aussie team I've ever seen and he barely barely beat them. Awful aussie pack and a winger at 10 who didnt even make subsequent squads

    • Rory Lynch

      Rory Lynch

      14 күн мурун

      Nah he’s going to pick all Welsh team

  • Askers

    Askers

    18 күн мурун

    9 has to be Connor Murray, he’s been superb.

    • corny165

      corny165

      14 күн мурун

      Was superb against England and definitely has the highest ceiling of the scrum halves. Its hard to ignore his form for the previous year and a half though. He's been going through the motions.

    • Fin .Reilly

      Fin .Reilly

      18 күн мурун

      Ah not really.. He's been very much out of form

  • J. Aguirre-McMorrow

    J. Aguirre-McMorrow

    18 күн мурун

    they should pick Sam Simmonds

    • Morgan Dunn

      Morgan Dunn

      16 күн мурун

      Lol no mabye as a mid week player but he's not better than falatau.

  • Joker

    Joker

    18 күн мурун

    George North at centre for me

  • william wallace

    william wallace

    19 күн мурун

    nice for them to fill the lions team befoe the competition is even over for Scotland. Typical bias

  • I P

    I P

    19 күн мурун

    Marler
    Owens
    Furlong
    Ryan
    Itoje
    Watson
    Curry
    Faletau
    Williams
    Farrell
    Rees-Zammit
    Henshaw
    Slade
    Watson
    Hogg
    Wyn Jones
    Cowan-Dickie
    Sinckler
    Beirne
    Simmonds
    Murray
    Russell
    Williams

    • GNAL1610

      GNAL1610

      19 күн мурун

      How is Marler in the squad let alone the starting 15?

  • Pablo Nush

    Pablo Nush

    19 күн мурун

    Ugo was paid by Danny to mention him as possible number 9

    • KitOnSwitch

      KitOnSwitch

      15 күн мурун

      But let's be honest Danny Care has been outstanding for Harlequins recently

    • Alexander Sims

      Alexander Sims

      16 күн мурун

      Hes been exceptional lately

  • 07015678

    07015678

    19 күн мурун

    Astounding that these media broadcasters still give Lawrence Dallaglio a job here. His views as utterly bias. Itoje in this selection? Has he been watching the 2020 or 2021 six nations?

    • CD

      CD

      19 күн мурун

      Itoje will start. I think they got the wingers wrong though.

  • Pack Rugby

    Pack Rugby

    19 күн мурун

    I like Itoje but I think their are better options elsewhere like Gray, Beirne, AWJ, Henderson etc that don’t give away needless penalties and no doubt if Itoje starts South Africa will try exploit it.

    • Teme Valley Asset Investor

      Teme Valley Asset Investor

      12 күн мурун

      No game time. He shouldn't have played for England and he shouldn't go with the lions. But he is probably the best 2nd row on the planet, when playing regularly!

    • Aspiring Mane

      Aspiring Mane

      15 күн мурун

      It was 1 game against Wales that this assumption has come from. We also have to take into account the ref that day and his decision making (not complaining about final score, I just mean the calls against Itoje).

    • Paul Coffield

      Paul Coffield

      15 күн мурун

      I would have said Gray, but he was injured against France, which may end up working against him. If he'd performed in that match, he might have gone.

  • Fintan O'Hagan

    Fintan O'Hagan

    19 күн мурун

    Tadhg Beirne is a cert

  • joe moody

    joe moody

    19 күн мурун

    Tadhg beirne hast to be in there absolutely no doubt

    • Bob Roberts

      Bob Roberts

      Саат мурун

      At 6 maybe.

    • Sean Oconnor

      Sean Oconnor

      15 күн мурун

      @Aspiring Mane the bench? Bruh if he ain’t playing Warren on some craic he’s been Ireland’s best player and has performed way better than itoje but I suppose it’s the familiarity aswell and not being in the squad before might go against him but he’s probably the most on form forward

    • F Dog

      F Dog

      15 күн мурун

      @Aspiring Mane yeah fair shout, we’ll see if he plays himself into the starting team against the sa clubs

    • Aspiring Mane

      Aspiring Mane

      15 күн мурун

      Great player. Personally I’d have him at 20 on the bench as he could cover 2nd row and anywhere on back row.

    • F Dog

      F Dog

      16 күн мурун

      Yeah Tadgh is a beast. Such a workhorse and just comes up with some mad turnovers in pressure situations

  • Luke McAdie

    Luke McAdie

    20 күн мурун

    Duhan van de merwe I streak of watson

    • Joe Boon Music

      Joe Boon Music

      16 күн мурун

      Not good enough defensively in my opinion. I'm sure he'll be on the team though, but Watson has proven himself time and time again.

  • Alex Troth

    Alex Troth

    20 күн мурун

    Surprised Ugo did not make a case for Ashton and Turner-Hall as well.

    • Jamie Jenkins

      Jamie Jenkins

      10 күн мурун

      I haven’t seen them play much but highly doubt they’ll get a call up just because the options available atm

    • Sam Cohen

      Sam Cohen

      10 күн мурун

      Or Marcus Smith or Dombrandt... It's true though, some of the best English player's are the ones outside the England squad, perhaps they deserve a lion's call up

  • Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster

    20 күн мурун

    I'm glad Warren Gatland is in charge not social media, despite him saying he almost quit because of the amount of criticism he got last Lions tour. We all know England had a poor six nations but quite a few players are World class and just because they came 5th doesn't mean all if their players are suddenly shocking. Itoje is non-negotiable, on his day he is one of the best players on the planet and even in the Wales game he was unlucky with some calls and gave their 9 nightmares. May has been World class for a while now, Watson has also been on form. My the time the Lions come about the saracens players will be back on form due to playing a lot more Rugby,

    • M3th0d

      M3th0d

      16 күн мурун

      I’d like to see more Irish and Scottish players in the lions squad this time, maybe around 8-10 from each country

  • James Parkin

    James Parkin

    20 күн мурун

    Englishman here. Tadhg Beirne was immense during the demolition of England, if he performs anything like that he is a walk in for the lions side.

    • mudbath142

      mudbath142

      12 күн мурун

      @Andy Mccreight 4-8? let's keep it at 4-6

    • Henry Bullock

      Henry Bullock

      15 күн мурун

      @Andy Mccreight not immense for 2 years he has never really performed at the international level until this six nations

    • D C

      D C

      16 күн мурун

      @F Dog yes but at International level was poor. He’s finally maturing into a good player at this level

    • F Dog

      F Dog

      16 күн мурун

      @D C he was amazing before when he was at scarlets, he’s just about running into that kind of form now

    • Cookie Monster

      Cookie Monster

      16 күн мурун

      @Andy Mccreight “destroyed”, he's on great form but don't be ridiculous. Doesn't address the point I've said already tbh

  • John Mc

    John Mc

    20 күн мурун

    Quite a bit a hair dye with the 2 on the left 😂

  • Joe Tait

    Joe Tait

    20 күн мурун

    Curry and Watson are the only players that deserve to go on the lions tour, and that’s coming from someone who’s English lol

    • B.

      B.

      5 күн мурун

      @Carpy FatMan how is Watson overrated

    • B.

      B.

      7 күн мурун

      does no one remember tuilagi exists

    • OKmusic

      OKmusic

      12 күн мурун

      @Andy Mccreight Not curry??? Most successful ruck specialist in the whole of the six nations.

    • Rickky Bobby

      Rickky Bobby

      12 күн мурун

      Watson, itoje, Currey starting. May, ford, Slade definitely there too. Maybe Farrel and Sinclair as subs

    • Andy Mccreight

      Andy Mccreight

      14 күн мурун

      @D. Allan I'd disagree. Thought he looked pretty good in the 6 nations and has performed at club level reasonably well. By miles he's the best defensive fullback

  • Matt_Dobson06

    Matt_Dobson06

    20 күн мурун

    To fill the gaps:
    1 - Wyn Jones
    2 - Ken Owens
    5 - James Ryan
    6 - Tadgh Beirne
    7 - Hamish Watson/Tom Curry (I can't decide between them)
    9 - Conor Murray (could literally be anyone though)
    10 - Dan Biggar
    13 - Garry Ringrose (if fit)

    • CD

      CD

      19 күн мурун

      Ryan and ringrose not going to be there. Both will be lucky if they make the tour

  • LewTube

    LewTube

    20 күн мурун

    Watson defo

  • Barrie Rankin

    Barrie Rankin

    20 күн мурун

    Watson?

  • Jacob Edwards-Hann

    Jacob Edwards-Hann

    20 күн мурун

    Maro Itoje😂😂

    • Tony SA23

      Tony SA23

      14 күн мурун

      @Henry Burton Very doubtful that he was ever the worlds best lock, but he is a very talented player. However, against SA he has never dominated and he was no better than any of the 4 locks SA used in RWC final. More importantly he seemed to have thrown his toys towards the end of the game and I think the Lions would be making a big mistake to pick him as Captain at this stage of his development.

    • D C

      D C

      16 күн мурун

      @Jonny Baynham say that again without tears

    • Jonny Baynham

      Jonny Baynham

      16 күн мурун

      @D C he officially got the most turnovers in RWC 2019 and was one of the players of 2020. On form he steals lineouts, turns over ball, and hits dominant tackles. So just because this tournament was bad doesn't mean they're going to throw the baby out with the bathwater

    • Nick S

      Nick S

      17 күн мурун

      @agr78 I'd debate that.

    • D C

      D C

      17 күн мурун

      @agr78 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Frank DuPreez

    Frank DuPreez

    21 күн мурун

    Duhan van der merwe 11 and Sam Simmonds 8

    • John Pollock

      John Pollock

      15 күн мурун

      @GNAL1610 VDM scored most tries and with supposedly the 4th best team. Player of the championship form, and not even in the running for it. Just because he plays for Scotland doesn't mean he deserves being hit with the political stick. He should be in the team on merit.

    • GNAL1610

      GNAL1610

      17 күн мурун

      @Frank DuPreez Faletau, Stander and Billy V are all better than Simmonds. Adams, Watson, May, LRZ and Stockdale all better than Van der Merwe.

    • Frank DuPreez

      Frank DuPreez

      18 күн мурун

      What is your “better” opinion then?

    • Silvio Dante

      Silvio Dante

      18 күн мурун

      Sam Simmonds over Faletau. Next joke please.

    • GNAL1610

      GNAL1610

      19 күн мурун

      What a bad opinion