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“Farrell will play 12” – Brian O’Driscoll selects his Lions XV

SECOND-ROW:

Maro Itoje (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

O’Driscoll said: “The second-row pairing picks itself. Alun-Wyn Jones as captain and Maro Itoje playing alongside.”

Did you know? The Welsh captain has won 9 Lions Test caps – more than any other player in the professional era.


BACK-ROW:

Tom Curry (England), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

O’Driscoll said: “Tipuric has been on three Lions tours now, he is kind of a silent assassin. He is this brilliant facilitator to being able to enhance the original Warrenball game. He can marry the grunt up front with the silkiness of backs. I’ve always loved being in the same team as him.

“He’s scored and set up some magical tries. Any seven that is capable of the style of seamless chip-kicking and regathering – it says a lot about his footballing ability.”

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