Calls grow for entire England team to makes Lions XV after dominating World Cup
By Rugby Onslaught

Calls grow for entire England team to makes Lions XV after dominating World Cup

You heard it here first. 2025. British & Irish Lions versus Australia. 15 Australians versus 15 Englishmen. It just makes sense.

After England marched towards the World Cup semi-final on Sunday against Fiji in Marseille, the entire rugby world are questioning just one thing. Is there any point in selecting players from any other country?

Scotland tried at this World Cup and did not make it out of their pool. Wales tried and crashed out in the quarter-finals. Ireland tried and fell at the same stage too. But the unbeaten England continue to steamroller towards the final at the Stade de France and quite possibly the Webb Ellis Cup. Now sources close to Rugby Onslaught have confirmed that the higher-ups in the Lions set-up are seriously considering selecting this entire England squad.

Surely that only means Steve Borthwick will be Lions head coach as well up against Eddie Jones (should he remain in the job), which is what the entire world wants to see. Rumours are that Andy Farrell and Gregor Townsend will be called to be part of Borthwick’s backroom staff but only, and we quote, as ‘tealadies’.

A likely victory over the Springboks next week in the semi-final and a win over Argentina the week later in the final will all but seal it for the future Lions XV.

Here’s how the 2025 Lions should look:

1 Ellis Genge
2 Jamie George
3 Dan Cole
4 Maro Itoje
5 Ollie Chessum
6 Courtney Lawes
7 Tom Curry
8 Ben Earl
9 Alex Mitchell
10 Owen Farrell (c)
11 Elliot Daly
12 Manu Tuilagi
13 Joe Marchant
14 Jonny May
15 Marcus Smith

16 Theo Dan
17 Joe Marler
18 Kyle Sinckler
19 George Martin
20 Billy Vunipola
21 Danny Care
22 George Ford
23 Ollie Lawrence