"Likely Lions" - Three England players who impressed Andy Farrell during the 2024 Six Nations - Ruck

“Likely Lions” – Three England players who impressed Andy Farrell during the 2024 Six Nations

As the curtains draw on the Six Nations tournament, attention swiftly turns to the forthcoming British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia, scheduled over a year away.

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With anticipation building, speculation mounts over the potential star performers for the prestigious event.

Sky Sports has secured exclusive broadcasting rights for the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour, promising viewers live coverage of all three Tests and six warm-up matches.

In light of this, the hypothetical scenario emerges: if Lions head coach Andy Farrell were to assemble his squad today, who would make the cut for the journey Down Under?

Sky Sports delves into the standout players from each of the home nations during the recently concluded 2024 Six Nations, potentially catching Farrell’s discerning eye.

1. Ellis Genge

Under the tutelage of coach Eddie Jones, Genge became a prominent fixture in England’s senior squads. Notably, he contributed to England’s journey to the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Four years later, Genge once again graced the global stage, featuring in Steve Borthwick’s squad for the 2023 edition of the prestigious tournament.

They said: “Ellis Genge progressively got better throughout the Six Nations and it culminated in a brilliant scrummaging performance against France’s Uini Atonio.

“Atonio has six, yes six, stone on Genge but the England man worked hard, got low, and showed what an asset he can be in that front row.

“He is also a leader in the England camp and a voice like that will be essential for life on Tour.”

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