LIST: 11 players Warren Gatland described as ‘definites’ Lions in 2019

Back in 2019, Warren Gatland reeled off the names of 11 players who were in pole position to start for his Lions against the Springboks.

The Kiwi was asked by former Lions and England wing Ugo Monye, during an appearance on the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast , what the composition of his Test team to face South Africa would be if he was picking it in the wake of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Here are the 11 players mentioned from the four nations:


  1. Josh Adams (Wales)
  2. Aaron Wainwright (Wales)
  3. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)


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