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Shane Williams leaves Rees-Zammit out of his Lions backline

HALFBACKS:

  • 10. Dan Biggar (Wales)
  • 9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

Williams said: “I think Dan Biggar starts at 10. Along with Farrell, defensively, Dan is the best fly-half in the world.

He’s got a fantastic kicking game – he can kick against where the ball is coming from, he can kick into open space, he’ll put a bomb up and catch it himself.

“That, in itself, is one of the best skills you can have in rugby because you make 40 yards just from one effort.

“Northampton has brought a bit more out of Dan. He takes the ball flat to the line more than he used to. He used to be a very deep 10 but he now has a more attacking game about him, he’s got a great offloading game too.

“Generally, all round, he’s one of the best 10s in world rugby. He was a great player when I played alongside him but I look at him now and think I’d have really loved playing with Dan now because he’s adapted his game.”

On the scrum-half position, Williams said: “It’s probably someone like a Conor Murray, who has got that experience having played in a number of Lions tests.

“He won’t have his old faithful in Johnny Sexton alongside him but Biggar is a carbon copy of Sexton. I’m sure they’ll work perfectly well together.”

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