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6 Lions contenders who NEED big performances this weekend

#5. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

The centre has come under fire recently as he has struggled for form during the Six Nations.

Despite Wales’ success so far this year, calls for the 32 year old outside centre to be dropped have intensified this week as Johnny Williams and Willis Halaholo continue to press their claims for a starting spot.

But Wayne Pivac has not wavered and chosen to select Davies as the ever-reliable George North’s midfield partner.

With so much riding on Saturday’s match – Wales are looking to close out an impressive Grand Slam in France – Pivac clearly sees Davies as a man he can trust for the big occasion, but how will he stand up to France’s notoriously agile outside backs?

If he pulls out the performance required in Paris, he could well play his way into a Lions shirt, if not quite an automatic starter.  If not, it could be the last we see of Davies on the international stage.

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