Lock. Maro Itoje – England (C): England’s monster in the loose and is arguably the first pick on the Lions team sheet. The complete player, his physicality around the park will be massive. Here, he’ll become just the third player to captain the Lions twice.
Lock. James Ryan – Ireland: He is a colossus of a player who is solid in the set-piece and offers a great carrying option, too. He will surely be named as the next Ireland captain.