BBC Sport predicted 2021 Lions XV in 2017, featuring Curry, Gray and Warburton | Ruck

BBC Sport predicted 2021 Lions XV in 2017, featuring Curry, Gray and Warburton

The British & Irish Lions are gearing up for the 2021 tour of South Africa.

It feels like forever since the famous tourists drew their series against New Zealand in 2021, so we’re all well overdue to see Warren Gatland’s men in action.

The Kiwi coach named his 37-man squad a few weeks ago as the build-up to the tour continues to ramp up.

And now that we finally have a rough idea as to how Gatland will line up his Lions team for the opening game with the Springboks, we can put the BBC’s bold predicted XV from four years ago to the test.

It didn’t go too well – and that is being kind.

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
  • 14. Joe Cokanasiga (England)
  • 11. Steff Evans (Wales)

CENTRES:

  • 13. Garry Ringrose (Ireland)
  • 12. Joe Marchant (England)

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