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LIST: 5 major stars who could miss out on Lions selection

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland)

Lurgan-born Jacob Stockdale has been one of Ireland’s stars in recent years, picking up 33 senior caps since making his international debut in 2017.

He became a household name in the 2018 Six Nations, scoring seven tries – a new record for most tries in a Six Nations championship – as Ireland won the Grand Slam.

He was unsurprisingly named Player of the Championship that year before he topped off a remarkable year with the try which sealed a first-ever win over the All Blacks on Irish soil.

He has since gone on to show flashes of brilliance internationally and with Ulster but, despite his obvious talent, one drawback has become his inability to nail down a specialist position.

He has switched between centre, full back and wing for his club and been largely successful but, with the debate still raging about his most effective position, that may see him struggle to force his way into what is a fiercely difficult squad to crack for the first time.

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