How the Lions will line-up against the Springboks based on the odds | Ruck

How the Lions will line-up against the Springboks based on the odds

The 2021 British & Irish Lions team doesn’t pick itself, and that’s arguably a good thing for head coach Warren Gatland.

He has selection headaches all over the field, most notably within his stacked forward pack.

On Thursday, Gatland named a 37-man squad for the South Africa tour which featured 10 of the England players who finished fifth in the 2021 Six Nations.

Below we look at how the starting XV* might look based on their odds to make the squad prior to the announcement.

BACK-THREE:

  • Fullback: Stuart Hogg (Scotland) – 1/20
  • Winger: Josh Adams (Wales) – 1/10
  • Winger: Anthony Watson (England) – 1/5
Stuart Hogg

Did you know? Hogg gained 3,289 metres in his Six Nations career, more than any other player in the tournament since 2000


CENTRES:

  • Outside-centre: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – 1/16
  • Inside-centre: Owen Farrell (England) – 1/20

Did you know? Farrell has scored 1050 points during his Test career, only four men have scored more in international rugby

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