Sir Ian McGeechan says he would back Maro Itoje to captain The British & Irish Lions against South Africa, should the series be starting tomorrow.
Here the Lions and Scotland legend picks his five certainties for his XV to face South Africa in 2021.
1. Maro Itoje (England)
“”Itoje is definitely one of them and I’d bracket him as a possible captain. He’s a hell of a competitor. When you watch him, he’s into everything. He reads things so well, he’s niggling, he leads by example. He’s a really intelligent lad and a really intelligent rugby player.”