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Only two England players set to be in Lions team against Japan

Wales Online have predicted the Lions starting XV for their first warm-up match against Japan at Murrayfield.

Likely to be ruled out are the 12 players, 10 of them English, who are missing from the Lions camp in Jersey because of end-of-season club commitments.

See who makes the likely selection below.

Expected Lions XV vs Japan: 

BACK-THREE: 

“Stuart Hogg and Elliot Daly are not around this week, so either Liam Williams or Anthony Watson will feature at full-back against Japan.”

DID YOU KNOW? Asked about another noticeable feature on his body, Williams revealed the bizarre story of why he has the name ‘Janette’ tattooed on his right ankle.

“Oh, that’s (Cardiff Blues star and former Scarlets team-mate) Steven Shingler’s mum’s name,” he said.

“I had that done during a boys’ trip to Ayia Napa because it was better than having my girlfriend’s name on my backside like the rest of the group!”


CENTRES: 

“Elliot Daly will probably be off limits in the centre, leaving the selectors to choose two starters from three players, Robbie Henshaw, Chris Harris and Bundee Aki.”

DID YOU KNOW? In June 2013, while still playing in National League One side Tyndale, Harris scored a try for England Counties XV against Belgium. The centre is Scottish qualified through his Edinburgh born grandmother

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