Sir Ian McGeechan names his five 'nailed on' Lions starters - Ruck

Sir Ian McGeechan names his five ‘nailed on’ Lions starters

 Sir Ian McGeechan was asked on Saturday to name those players he felt had strengthened their Test chances in the game against Japan.

The Lions legend was speaking after the tourists’ 28-10 win over Japan at Murrayfield, and it’s hard to disagree too much with his suggestions.

#1. Tadhg Beirne

  • Age 29
  • Position Lock/Flanker
  • Country Ireland
  • Caps 23

Biggar was the official man of the match by some distance. Not only did he control play with confidence and skill, he also showcased his bravery, putting in a dozen tackles.

McGeechan said: “He could be very important. I thought he showed very well as the extra lineout man.”

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DID YOU KNOW? Beirne was released by Leinster after just seven appearances before joining Scarlets