LIST: 5 realistic British & Irish Lions Bolters 2021

The Lions are well-known for surprise packages so don’t be surprised if eyebrows are raised at Warren Gatland’s squad announcement. Here are a few players who could make it in…

5. Sam Simmonds, England

  • Age: 26
  • Caps: 7
  • Club: Exeter Chiefs
  • Position: Number 8
  • Odds to make the squad: 6/4

The 26-year-old won the last of his seven England caps under Jones two years ago and has consistently been overlooked ever since despite his stunning club form. But Lions boss Warren Gatland can’t have failed to have been impressed by Simmonds’ performance at The Rec which showed he has the work-rate and power to match his speed.


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