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Matt Dawson picks Daly and Simmonds in his bold Lions XV

Former British and Irish Lion Matt Dawson picks his team for first Test with Elliot Daly and Sam Simmonds among his shock inclusions.

Matt Dawson: Lions XV for the BBC

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Liam Williams (Wales)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 11. Josh Adams (Wales)

Dawson said: “Unfortunately for Stuart Hogg, he needed to face Test-match intensity opposition and he has not. I do not think he has shown himself to be any better under pressure than Liam Williams, who has been pretty faultless.”

CENTRES:

  • 13. Elliot Daly (England)
  • 12. Bundee Aki (Ireland)

Dawson said: “I was torn between Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki. I would go with Henshaw because Aki is maybe a bit more predictable. Henshaw can still do the hard yards.”

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