Paul O’Connell leaves Ireland star out of his Lions XV

Paul O’Connell will be with the BBC throughout the Six Nations, meaning we can look forward to some straight-talking, non-bias punditry from a proper rugby man.

The Irish legend was on Five Live this week, picking his Lions Xv as things stand. included

Interestingly O’Connell included Jamie Heaslip playing out of position at blindside, choosing to omit arguably Ireland’s best player, CJ Stander.

Here’s O’Connell’s starting team in full:
Paul O’Connell Lions XV
1. Mako Vunipola (England)
2. Rory Best (Ireland)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
5. Maro Itoje (England)
6. Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)
7. Sean O’Brien (Ireland)
8. Billy Vunipola (England)
9. Conor Murray (Ireland)
10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
11. Simon Zebo (Ireland)
12. Owen Farrell (England)
13. Jonathan Joseph (England)
14. George North (Wales)
15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

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