The Rugby Onslaught Lions Text XV
By Rugby Onslaught

The Rugby Onslaught Lions Text XV

Here goes Warren, are you reading mate? This is the Rugby Onslaught British and Irish Lions XV and it’s an absolute cracker.

We’ve gone for a mix of youth and experience, with nine of the starting fifteen veterans of previous Lions tours. We have also rewarded form with places for no less than three Scotland players and first-time Lions likes of Louis Rees Zammit and Garry Ringrose.

Conversely, there are tragically just three brave England players in the starting XV and two on the bench.

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The reason we’ve picked George Ford over Russell is that you need a steady hand on the tiller and Ford’s superior defence and man-on-man tackling just edged it.

1: Wyn Jones
2: Ken Owens
3: Tadhg Furlong
4: Maro Itoje
5: James Ryan
6: Jamie Ritchie
7: Hamish Watson
8: Taulupe Faletau
9: Rhys Webb
10: George Ford
11: Liam Williams
12: Owen Farrell
13: Garry Ringrose
14: Louis Rees Zammit
15: Stuart Hogg

16: Ronan Kelleher
17: Rory Sutherland
18: Kyle Sinckler
19: Tadhg Beirne
20: Tom Curry
21: Gareth Davies
22: Finn Russell
23: Robbie Henshaw

We’ve spent literally minutes thinking about this selection and I’m sure it’s one that everyone can row behind.

We’ve gone for Leinster hooker Ronan Kelleher on the bench as our bolter. Who cares about lineouts anyway?