“He gets my vote” – Jeremy Guscott ranks his top 10 ‘must-go’ 2021 Lions

#4. Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

Guscott said: “He’s found his best form at just the right time, and the pace, fitness and power which helps him find holes in defenses will be very important against a side like South Africa.

Did you know? As a young boy, his school friends struggled to pronounce his Tongan name, and so he picked up the nickname Toby. In recent years, he has requested that his rugby squad name be recorded more accurately as Taulupe, but does not mind being called Toby

#5. Tom Curry (England)

Guscott said: “Curry’s exceptional all-round game should suit the dry, fast South African pitches.”

Did you know? He is the nephew of former England hooker John Olver and cousin of former Northampton Saints and current Ealing Trailfinders fly-half Sam Olver

#6. Conor Murray (Ireland)

Guscott said: “He gets my vote because he’s been there and done it against the best as the Lions scrum-half in 2017. He’s got the best box-kick of any no.9 in the world, and that will be very important against the Springboks.”

Did you know? Before becoming a professional rugby player, Murray played Gaelic football with Patrickswell and Limerick

#7. Dan Biggar (Wales)

Did you know? Biggar has his own routine before kicking goals, which fans now call “The Biggarena” after Los Del Rio‘s 1995 hit, Macarena


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