BT Sport has picked three England players he believes will likely play some role in South Africa, despite not being picked in Warren Gatland’s initial Lions squad.
#1. Henry Slade (England)
The England centre walked off with the man of the match award after a nearly faultless display against Newcastle Falcons which saw him bag two tries and set-up a couple of others with his smooth handling.
As he said post-match he is doing everything he can to knock loudly on the doors of the British and Irish Lions selectors should anyone suffer an injury.
DID YOU KNOW? He started both of Exeter’s victories in the Champions Cup and Premiership finals during the 2020/2021 campaign, and was man of the match during the latter