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Ex-England coach the favourite as Sky Bet reveal 2025 Lions coach odds

England coach Eddie Jones has removed himself from the conversation around the next British and Irish Lions coach claiming that both Andy Farrell or Gregor Townsend would be a better fit for the job.

Jones’s contract with England runs its course after the 2023 Rugby World Cup, fueling speculation that the veteran tactician could lead the Lions on the tour of his home country in 2025.

However, Sky Bet still believe the Aussie is in the running after releasing their odds with the Jones priced as fourth favourite at 8/1.

The Telegraph revealed that the 2025 tour could incorporate a fourth Test against Argentina.

Rather than travel to Argentina, however, the Lions would face Los Pumas on Australian soil.

“It would not be possible to stage a full tour of Argentina but we are keen to have them involved and they are keen to play us.” A Lions source told The Telegraph

“A game against them in Australia could add an extra dimension to the tour.”

Check out the full odds to lead the tourists in 2025 below.

Next British & Irish Lions Head Coach

Andy Farrell2/1 
Gregor Townsend7/2 
Ronan O’Gara4/1 
Eddie Jones8/1 
Joe Schmit8/1 
Wayne Pivac10/1 
Mark McCall16/1 
Pat Lam16/1 
Scott Robertson16/1 
Dai Young20/1 
Graham Henry20/1 
Stuart Lancaster20/1 
Alun Wyn Jones66/1

Will Greenwood’s 2025 Lions XV is very different

The three-time tourist has tried his hand at picking a matchday 23 for the first Test against Australia in 2025 in the Telegraph.

A near-impossible task at the best of times, but there are certainly seven Englishmen who will be hoping that Greenwood’s power of prediction are perfect.

Tom Curry, Adam Radwan, Maro Itoje and more all feature in his side, with Lions assistant coach Gregor Townsend tipped to step up and replace Warren Gatland.

Check out his full selection below:

Will Greenwood’s 2025 Lions team: 


  • 15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland)
  • 14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
  • 11. Adam Radwan (England)


  • 13. Garry Ringrose (Ireland)
  • 12. Cameron Redpath (Scotland)
Cameron Redpath of Bath Rugby goes over for a try during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground on 14 May. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK