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LIST: 4 players more likely to make the Lions squad than England’s

Jack Nowell

Even prior to his recent injury concerns, Jack Nowell appeared to be on the fringes of the England squad.

The 27-year-old hasn’t featured for his country since the 2019 Rugby World Cup – his final appearance to date was a 39-10 win over Argentina when he scored a try.

Nowell hasn’t played any rugby at all since having toe surgery after the Premiership final in October and suffered a fresh setback earlier this month which ruled out any chance of an England call any time soon.

Those factors mean his England chances – at least in the short term – are becoming slim.

But Warren Gatland has already proven he is a fan of Nowell after he handed him a shock call up for the 2017 Lions tour; he played twice against the All Blacks, and in doing so became Exeter’s first-ever Lions player.

Will Gatland take the gamble on his recovery from injury and go with someone he knows over a more emerging option from elsewhere?

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