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Lions Squad 2021
Discussion started by Pirate15 , 02 April, 2020 22:08
Lions Squad 2021
Pirate15 02 April, 2020 22:08
Now that the season has finished and we're all struggling for our weekly rugby fix, my thoughts have turned towards next season. I have just finished Warren Gatland's autobiography and he is to be the Lions head coach for the 3rd time as the Lions tour South Africa. Just for a bit of fun, who would like to try naming their squad for the tour. In 2017 he took 41 players as detailed below to New Zealand and I've included a coach for each of the main components of the squad. I have also added a wild card option for the player currently uncapped who you think might be the break through player for next season.
Good luck.
Head Coach Warren Gatland
Forwards Coach
Backs Coach
Defence Coach
41 Players
6 x Props
3 x Hookers
5 x 2nd Row
8 x Back Row
3 x Scrum Half's
3 x Fly Half's
6 x Centres
4 x Wings
3 x Full Backs
Wild Card

Re: Lions Squad 2021
Eastanglianpirate 06 April, 2020 13:26
Forwards coach : English guy
Backs coach: Welsh guy
Defence coach : Sean Edwards
6 x Props : Furlong, Healey, Ferguson, Synkler, Vunipola, Genge
3 x Hookers: McNally, Cowan-Dickie, Irish guy
5 x Second Row: Itoje, Ryan, Wynn Jones, Richie Gray, Ewells
8 x Back Row: Lawes, Underhill, Tom Curry, Richie, Tipuric, Navidi, Stander, Vunipola
3 x Scrum Halves: Youngs, Davies, Murray
3 x Fly Halves: Sexton , Russell, Biggar
6 x Centres: Tualagi, Owen Farrell, Ringrose, Davies, Slade, Aki
4 x Wing: Daly, Newell, May, Stefan Jones
3 x Full Back: Watson, Williams, Hogg
Wild Card: That Gloucester winger

Re: Lions Squad 2021
Pirate15 06 April, 2020 19:27
Here's my effort;
Head Coach Warren Gatland
Forwards Coach Steve Bothwick
Backs Coach Gregor Townsend
Defence Coach Andy Farrell
41 Players
6 x Props Cian Healy( Ire) Mako Vunipola (Eng) Rory Sutherland ( Sco) Tadgh Furlong (Ire)
Kyle Sinkler ( Eng) Zander Fagerson (Sco)
3 x Hookers Jamie George (Eng) Luke Cowan-Dickie ( Eng) Ken Owens(Wal)
5 x 2nd Row Mario Itoje (Eng) Courtney Lawes (Eng) James Ryan(Ire) Iain Henderson(Ire)
Alun Wyn Jones (Wal)
8 x Back Row Billy Vunipola (Eng) Sam Underhill(Eng) Tom Curry(Eng) Hamish Watson (Sco) Jamie Ritchie (Sco) CJ Stander (Ire) Taulupe Faletau (Wal) Justin Tipuric (Wal)
3 x Scrum Halfs Gareth Davies (Wal) Ben Youngs (Eng) Connor Murray (Ire)
3 x Fly Halfs Owen Farrell (Eng) Dan Bigger (Wal) Finn Russell (Sco)
6 x Centres Manu Tuilagi (Eng) Henry Slade (Eng) Jonathan Davies (Wal) Hadleigh Parkes (Wal) Robbie Henshaw (Ire) Garry Ringrose (Ire)
4 x Wings Anthony Watson (Eng) Johnny May (Eng) Jack Nowell (Eng) Jacob Stockdale (Ire)
3 x Full Backs Stuart Hogg (Sco) Elliot Daly (Eng) Liam Williams (Wal)
Wild Card Louis Rees-Zammit(Wal)

Re: Lions Squad 2021
Pirate15 06 April, 2020 19:33
Sir Ian McGeechan has picked his Lions starting XV for the First Test against South Africa on the BBC sport website.
1 Rory Sutherland
2 Jamie George
3 Tadgh Furlong
4 Mario Itoje
5 James Ryan
6 Jamie Ritchie
7 Tom Curry
8 Billy Vunipola
9 Gareth Davies
10 Owen Farrell
11 Liam Williams
12 Manu Tuilagi
13 Jonathan Davies
14 Anthony Watson
15 Stuart Hogg

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