British & Irish Lions: Who makes Lions starting XV based on odds?

British & Irish Lions: Who makes Lions starting XV based on odds?

With just a few weeks until Warren Gatland picks his Lions squad, the public has already started talking about who will make it onto the plane and who will line-up in the first Test.

Gatland has spoken publicly about his team but has given little away as he continues to ponder over big selection decisions.

That doesn’t stop the bookies offering odds on who will start in the opening Test with this XV the current odds on favourite in each position.

Odds are accurate on Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 10am, and are subject to change. 

Fullback: Stuart Hogg – 3/4 (Scotland) Full odds here.
Other contenders: Leigh Halfpenny – 11/4 (Wales), Mike Brown – 10/1 (England), Alex Goode – 11/1 (England)

Wing: Anthony Watson – 19/10 (England). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Jack Nowell – 4/1 (England), Tommy Seymour – 13/2 (Scotland), Keith Earls – 16/1 (Ireland)

Centre: Jonathan Davies – 21/10 (Wales). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Jonathan Joseph – 12/5 (England), Elliot Daly – 11/2 (England), Huw Jones – 12/1 (Scotland)

Centre: Owen Farrell – 8/11 (England). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw – 3/1 (Ireland), Manu Tuilagi – 17/2 (England), Scott Williams – 11/1 (Wales)

Wing: George North – 7/10 (Wales) Full odds here.
Other contenders: Jonny May – 11/2 (England), Semesa Rokoduguni – 15/2 (England), Christian Wade – 18/1 (England)

Fly-half: Jonny Sexton – 1/3 (Ireland). Full odds here.
Other contenders – Owen Farrell – 7/2 (England), George Ford – 8/1 (England), Dan Biggar – 16/1 (Wales)

Scrum-half: Conor Murray – 6/10 (Ireland). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Rhys Webb – 27/10 (Wales), Ben Youngs – 8/1 (England), Gareth Davies – 25/1 (Wales)

Prop: Mako Vunipola – 5/4 (England). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Jack McGrath – 8/5 (Ireland), Joe Marler – 6/1 (England), Cian Healy – 10/1 (Ireland)

Hooker: Rory Best – 6/5 (Ireland). Full odds here. 
Other contenders: Dylan Hartley – 10/3 (England), Ken Owens – 9/2 (Wales), Jamie George – 14/5 (England)

Prop: Tadgh Furlong – 7/10 Ireland. Full odds here. 
Other contenders: Dan Cole – 13/5 (England), WP Nel – 7/1 (Scotland), Samson Lee – 20/1 (Wales)

Lock: Maro Itoje – 8/11 (England). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Joe Launchbury – 4/1 (England), Jonny Gray – 9/2 (Scotland), (Ian Henderson 17/1 (Ireland)

Lock: Alun Wyn Jones – 11/10 (Wales). Full odds here.
Other contenders: George Kruis – 31/20 (England), Courtney Lawes – 7/1 (England), Richie Gray – 16/1 (England)

Flanker: CJ Stander – 5/2 (Ireland). Full odds here.
Other contenders: Maro Itoje – 2/1 (England), Peter O’Mahony – 19/5 (Ireland), Sam Warburton – 10/1 (Wales)

Flanker: Sam Warburton – 8/10 (Wales). Full odds here. 
Other contenders: Justin Tipuric – 5/2 (Scotland, Hamish Watson – 3/2 (Scotland)  – James Haskell – 5/1 (England).

Number 8: Billy Vunipola – 8/13 (England). Full odds here. 
Other contenders: Taulupe Faletau – 5/2 (Wales), CJ Stander – 6/1 (Ireland), Jamie Heaslip – 15/2 (Ireland)

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