Adam Jones is a big fan of Stuart Hogg and Hamish Watson, but he can’t find room for them in his starting Lions XV to face the Springboks this summer.
Appearing on House of Rugby, the Wales legend debated the big calls at fullback and openside, both of which went against Scotland’s best hopes for the Test Series.
“I’d go different to your back three [Sean].” said Jones.
“For me, Liam Williams has got to play fullback. He’s a brilliant player. Not that Hogg’s not – he’s a great player – but him and Anthony Watson, who I see doing well in the Premiership every week, have to start. And Josh Adams too.
“It pains me to say this,” he added, “as I know how good Justin Tipuric is, but I think Tom Curry will start at 7… We haven’t mentioned Hamish Watson yet, have we? He’s mad, though. I love it.”
ADAM JONES’ LIONS XV
- 15. Liam Williams (Wales)
- 14. Anthony Watson (England)
- 11. Josh Adams (Wales)
- 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
- 12. Bundee Aki (Ireland)