Jeremy Guscott leaves May and Underhill out of his Lions XV

The legendary centre named his British and Irish Lions Test team to face World Cup holders South Africa

The former Bath centre, who laced the winning drop goal in a tense 2-1 series win against the Springboks in 1997,  has selected his Test team – and included an incredible 10 Englishmen.

Guscott conceded that there is a lot of rugby to be played between now and the first Test, but is confident that a strong kicking game will be the key to success next summer.

Jeremy Guscott’s British & Irish Lions XV:


11. Elliot Daly (England), 14. Anthony Watson (England) , 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

“Elliot Daly has a huge boot on him, and I think kicking against the Springboks will be key,”


12. Manu Tuilagi, 13. Henry Slade (England)

“If fit, Tuilagi has to be in there. I’ve gone for Sladey because I think you need a kicking outside-centre as well as a running outside-centre. I feel you can kick more against South Africa which England didn’t in the World Cup final.”


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