7. Sam Warburton (Wales) – Captain
8. Taulupe Faletau (Wales)
Tom Youngs (England)
Garland wrote: “One of the players who grasped the spirit of the Lions more than most. I can remember telling him I was going to drop him for the third Test against Australia in 2013 and start with Richard Hibbard. He told me it was the right call because he was absolutely shattered but he would give me everything he had off the bench. That is the type of person I want on my team. A physical and hard-working hooker who made a great impact off the bench.”
Gethin Jenkins (Wales)
Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
Maro Itoje (England)
Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)
Conor Murray (Ireland)
Owen Farrell (England)
Garland wrote: “Like all the best 10s he is unbelievably competitive and could cover the midfield as well. His goal-kicking under incredible pressure in the second and third Tests in New Zealand was phenomenal. He just relishes the pressure, thrives in it. Coming off the bench he would bring energy.”
Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
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