Writing for the Daily Express, Jason Robinson has included seven English players in his British and Irish Lions starting 15 to face South Africa in the first test this summer.
- 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
- 14. Anthony Watson (England)
- 11. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
Robinson said: “I’d want Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing. He has the pace to go the distance on the hard grounds of South Africa. He has only played a handful of Wales Tests but a rookie can make a big impact on a Lions tour. I guess I should know.”
- 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
- 12. Manu Tuilagi (England)
Robinson wrote: “Manu Tuilagi has been out of sight since November but he definitely should not be out of Warren Gatland’s mind when he names his Lions squad.”