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Mike Phillips leaves Curry and Farrell out of his British & Irish Lions XV

SECOND-ROW:

  • 4 Maro Itoje (England)
  •  5 Alun Wyn Jones (Wales, captain)

Phillips said: “Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje are my two second rows, and I’d probably pick Alun Wyn as my captain. He’s pretty inspiring and how he’s still going it’s phenomenal. He’s so prominent as well and he’s got massive respect from everyone, and Maro Itoje is a great athlete and he’s a pain on the field.”

BACk-ROW:

  • 6 Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)
  • 7 Justin Tipuric (Wales)
  • 8 Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

Phillips said: “Taulupe Faletau is my No 8. He’s had a season or two with injuries, but I played with him in his first game for Wales and he’s absolutely class. Justin Tipuric is a multi-skilled guy who gets in at No 7 and at No 6 I’ve gone for Tadhg Beirne, who is great around around the park and good over the ball.”

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