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    British & Irish Lions Tour 2017

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39624348

    So it seems that a couple of journos are saying that the squad is being leaked

    Joseph and Launchbury IMO should be in the squad

    No surprise if Hartley doesnt get picked as he isnt even the best hooker in England

    If i would to go for the starting 15 right now at a guess i would go

    1. Furlong
    2. Best
    3. Vunipola
    4. Itodje
    5. Kruis
    6. O Brien
    7. Stander
    8. Vunipola
    9. Murray
    10. Sexton
    11. North
    12. Farrell
    13. Davies
    14. Watson
    15. Hogg
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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    This is Gatland that we are talking about so strong Welsh presence is going to be guaranteed irrespective of form. Expect AWJ in the second row, Warburton on the flank if fit and would not be shocked to see Faletau. North not worth a start but will get one and Davies is not who I would pick but sounds like Joseph is not going to be on the plane. Sadly we are going to lose all 3 tests
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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by GB72 View Post
    This is Gatland that we are talking about so strong Welsh presence is going to be guaranteed irrespective of form. Expect AWJ in the second row, Warburton on the flank if fit and would not be shocked to see Faletau. North not worth a start but will get one and Davies is not who I would pick but sounds like Joseph is not going to be on the plane. Sadly we are going to lose all 3 tests
    Agreed. I also don't get the hype for Rory best, he's no better than Hartley. I also believe that Farrell is a better 10 then Sexton and all that will keep Sexton at 10 is Murray at 9.

    I believe Scotland should have more than Hogg in the squad but fancy that may be it. This is probably one of the best potential lions squads but it won't be with the coach the squad deserves.

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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39624348

    So it seems that a couple of journos are saying that the squad is being leaked

    Joseph and Launchbury IMO should be in the squad

    No surprise if Hartley doesnt get picked as he isnt even the best hooker in England

    If i would to go for the starting 15 right now at a guess i would go

    1. Furlong
    2. Best
    3. Vunipola
    4. Itodje
    5. Kruis
    6. O Brien
    7. Stander
    8. Vunipola
    9. Murray
    10. Sexton
    11. North
    12. Farrell
    13. Davies
    14. Watson
    15. Hogg
    You have Stander and OBrien the wrong way round. Pedantic I know.

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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    Agreed. I also don't get the hype for Rory best, he's no better than Hartley. I also believe that Farrell is a better 10 then Sexton and all that will keep Sexton at 10 is Murray at 9.

    I believe Scotland should have more than Hogg in the squad but fancy that may be it. This is probably one of the best potential lions squads but it won't be with the coach the squad deserves.
    Certainly would find it easier to argue for a few more Scots in the team than i would to argue for any of the Welsh team to be in the starting 15. Think there are better choices across the board than any of the current Welsh side but would bet there are 4-5 in the starting 15 with another 2-3 on the bench
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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    If fit when the first test comes around I would go for:

    1 - Marler
    2 - George
    3 - Furlong
    4 - AWJ
    5 - Itoje
    6 - Stander
    7 - Warburton
    8 - Vunipola
    9 - Murray
    10 - Sexton
    11 - Wade
    12 - Farrell
    13 - Joseph
    14 - North
    15 - Hogg

    16 - Vunipola
    17 - Hartley
    18 - Sinkler
    19 - Henderson
    20 - Faletau
    21 - Webb
    22 - Henshaw
    23 - Daly

    But I imagine there will be more Welshmen, probably Jamie Roberts for his ability to run into the opposition, and Gethin Jenkins for his ability to be Gethin Jenkins.
    The Scottish scrumhalf (captain & kicker), forgot his name, would be a good squad option for the leadership & additional kicking option, but I think he is still injured.
    Agree about Best, he isn't a good enough thrower at the lineout to go against the ABs (Whitelock & Read in particular).
    Wade is my outsider, I think he is an excellent wing who is overlooked by England, and he did manage to get into the squad in Oz following injuries etc so maybe Warren likes him.
    I've also gone for a power pack as sub's as Warrenball will need bulk among the "finishers". Mako, Sinkler, Ian Henderson & Henshaw are all big hitters to come on late.
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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    I'm old fashioned. I like centres and wings who run around people, not over them. Gatland is a battering ram type of coach though so his choices wont be mine in that dept.
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    Could see Ashton as a wildcard choice for wing
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    Re: British Lions Tour 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by GB72 View Post
    Could see Ashton as a wildcard choice for wing
    Couldn't disagree there, why he consistently gets over looked by England is a mystery. His summer moves stops the mystery though.

    im more interest in his centre choices, if we see T'eo get the nod expect Farrell at 10 with Henshaw at 12 and normal Gatland ball trying to break the all blacks and fail spectacularly.

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