Sam Warburton picks his Lions XV for second test - Ruck

Sam Warburton picks his Lions XV for second test

Lions legend Sam Warburton has revealed he would make three changes to the British & Irish Lions XV for the second test against South Africa.

“Will there be changes? Gats always likes to reward players for victory as much as he can, but he will know that the original selection and game plan did not work for 40 minutes,” wrote Warburton in his column for The Times..

“There will be a huge backlash from South Africa now.

“Talking to Martin Johnson recently, he said that there are two teams in world rugby that can get to an emotional level that other teams can find hard to match — France and South Africa.

“I agree with that and the Lions will know it too, and have to be ready for it.”

Check out the selection by Warburton below.


  • 15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 11. Duhan van de Merwe (Scotland)
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  • 13. Bundee Aki (Ireland) for Elliot Daly (England)
  • 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
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