Sam Warburton has fans raging as he picks obscenely anti-English Lions XV to face Springboks
There was outrage and dismay among some social media users today after Sam Warburton revealed his British and Irish Lions XV to face the Springboks next summer.
The former Lions skipper didn’t mess around when picking his starting side just a day after the Autumn Nations Cup final.
Fans immediately replied in anger to Warburton’s picks that he posted on his a Twitter.
The Wales legend chose only to pick two England players in his side despite them emerging as victors in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Here is the team that Warburton picked to face South Africa in next year’s tour.
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) December 7, 2020
As you can see, the only English players in that starting XV are Luke Cowan-Dickie and Maro Itoje.
As you can imagine, the backlash on social media from England fans was intense.
Rubbish selection. Too many Irish old men. France half backs and midfield with Wales back row.
— Keith Seymour (@startmentor) December 7, 2020
Even though England played poorly Sam. They were still a damn site better than wales and Ireland. Incredible that most of the selection is made up of players that have been in losing teams.
— Matthew Cove (@17covey) December 7, 2020
Very Celtic…where’s the English flair and the Scottish muscle? Think you’ve been drinking too much Brains and you’ve lost yours at the same time! 🤦🏻@brainsbrewery
— Jeff Williams ASTROPHYSICIST (Ret.) (@foxforce555) December 7, 2020
We are not surprised that Warburton would pick a team like this, but we did expect better from him.
The Lions XV will face the Springboks in 2021, in one of the most famously anticipated series in a generation! Can’t wait!