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“I’d love it” – England fly-half George Ford linked with shock code swap

Adam Radwan (England) Greenwood champions Radwan’s inclusion, citing his explosive debut season and undeniable talent, suggesting that age should not hinder selection if ability shines through. “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough,” Greenwood asserts.

Marcus Smith (England) Despite limited exposure in South Africa, Smith’s flair and leadership qualities, demonstrated in Harlequins’ Premiership triumph, position him as a future elite fly-half. “By 2025, he could be one of the world’s best fly-halves,” Greenwood predicts confidently.

Last Kick Drop Goal celebrations from Marcus Smith of England to win the match during the Guinness Six Nations Match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on March 9th 2024. – PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Tomos Williams (Wales) Williams’ commanding presence and playmaking abilities make his absence from the South Africa tour a surprise, fueling his determination to excel in 2025. “Missing out this year will spur him on tremendously,” Greenwood believes.

Ellis Genge (England) Renowned for his unique threat with the ball in hand, Genge’s absence from the Springbok series highlights his potential impact in future Lions campaigns. “With the ball in hands, Genge offers a threat that no other loosehead can match,” Greenwood highlights.

Ellis Genge, Captain of England during the Summer Nations Series Rugby match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on August 5, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Ronan Kelleher (Ireland) Emerging as a standout hooker, Kelleher’s experience in South Africa primes him for a prominent role in the forthcoming Australian tour. “After tasting the Lions environment in South Africa, he will be desperate to return for the full three courses in Australia in four years’ time,” Greenwood remarks.

Zander Fagerson (Scotland) Despite facing challenges in South Africa, Fagerson’s strength and potential offer a promising foundation for future Lions success. “Fagerson looked strong early on before fading away,” Greenwood reflects.