Only four current Lions make our XV for 2025 tour of Australia - Ruck

Only four current Lions make our XV for 2025 tour of Australia

Speculation is already mounting about whether Eddie Jones will be Lions coach for the first time when they Austalia in a series that’s expected to break new ground.

The Telegraph revealed that the 2025 tour could incorporate a fourth Test against Argentina. Rather than travel to Argentina, however, the Lions would face Los Pumas on Australian soil.

This is how we predict the 2025 British & Irish Lions XV might play out…

BACK-THREE

Fullback. Freddie Steward- England: A risky pick. However, the fact Tigers have been rotating him into their side – and even gave him his competitive debut when he was still at Norwich School – lets you know they realise what a special talent they have on their hands, though.

Winger. Adam Radwan – England: He is lightning quick and knows how to finish, a player who can provide a cutting edge. Looks like he could be the ‘next Jonny May’ for England and potentially the Lions in the future.

Winger. Louis Rees-Zammit – Wales: You cannot put a price on outright pace. Rees-Zammit has it in abundance, and, combined with his finishing ability, you begin to understand why the hype surrounding him has been so intense. An exciting talent with countless caps and tries in him.


CENTRES:

Outside-centre. Garry Ringrose – Ireland: The powerhouse, who made his debut for Ireland in 2016, has enjoyed a remarkably consistent season for both club and country. He will be one of the more experienced players in the XV.

Inside-centre. Cameron Redpath – Scotland Jones selected the Narbonne-born son of Scottish scrum-half Bryan Redpath for England’s 2018 summer tour to South Africa, but an ACL injury and surgery blocked the Sale man’s inclusion. However, he’s now playing for Scotland, playing a starring role as they beat England in their 2021 Six Nations opener.

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