Loosehead-prop. Ellis Genge – England: Every Lions team needs character, and the Bristol-born front-rower has that in abundance. He’s a very good scrummager that only seems to be getting better.
Hooker. Alfie Barbeary – England: Has stolen the recent headlines, so if we’re predicting right now than he has to be in our selection.
Tighthead-prop. Andrew Porter – Ireland: It’s a tight call, but maybe Porter’s rock-solid scrummaging just carries the day.