This position has arguably given me the biggest selection headache. So many great tens for the Lions. If JPR is to be my test full-back which he would start, then I need a ten who is a consistent place kicker or look at other options. With that in mind, have selected the following:
Barry John, Jonny Wilkinson and Jackie Kyle
John and Kyle were just magicians in their time on a rugby field. Both were competent goal kickers but could be inconsistent. My safety net is the selection of Wilkinson. A prolific goal kicker, and also can slot in if required, at inside-centre. A nice option to have.
Again, been many outstanding nines for the Lions. I am looking for players who can provide exceptional service to the backs. Also, has a great relationship with his forwards and also the individual ability to keep the opposition guessing at all times. My choices are:
Gareth Edwards, Terry Holmes and Robert Howley
I make no excuses selecting three Welshman as my choices for scrum-half. Each of them in their respective careers at some stage was the best player in the world in their position. For those of you who never saw Holmes at his best then you missed out, he was immense.