Sam Warburton selects 'much-changed' Lions XV for series finale - Ruck

Sam Warburton selects ‘much-changed’ Lions XV for series finale

Sky Sports pundit Sam Warburton has speculated who could come in for the series finale against South Africa after Warren Gatland hinted there will be changes.

The two-time Lions skipper knows all about a Lions series decider having led the Lions to glory in the third and final Test against Australia in 2013 and four years later to a series draw against New Zealand.

“It will be a massive week. The interesting thing is that Lions is a team that always gets better the more they play with each other. In this occasion, which is unusual, it is South Africa who are getting better.

“They were significantly better than they were in the first Test.

“Already we are looking at what changes the Lions can make to counter that Springbok aerial game. There will be plenty of debates going on this week but the Lions still have the opportunity to get a historic win in South Africa.”

Check out the selection based on what Warburton has suggested previously below.



  • 15 .Liam Williams for Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 11. Josh Adam (Wales) for Duhan van de Merwe (Scotland)

Warburton said: ” It seems obvious that Josh Adams has to come in on the wing now and Liam Williams at full back, too, to counter that threat.”

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  • 13. Bundee Aki (Ireland) for Chris Harris (Scotland)
  • 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
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