England and Lions legend Martin Johnson has revealed his certainties for the British & Irish Lions squad for their tour of South Africa in 2021.
He’s whittled down his list of contender to just five, saying: “They (coaches) won’t be picking off 2018, 2019 and 2020. These guys will have to be doing it in 2021,” revealed Johnson.
“But these guys have a lot of credit in the bank and it seems likely they’ll be in the squad.”
Here’s who Johnson, who led the Lions to victory in the 1997 tour of South Africa, believes is a certainty for Warren Gatland’s squad in 2021.
1. Owen Farrell (England)
“He’s been consistently excellent for England for a long time now, and I’m sure he will be up there in the thick of it.”