British and Irish Lions coach and Telegraph Sport columnist Sir Ian McGeechan selects five youngsters who could star for tourists in 2025.
#1. Marcus Smith (England)
A bit of a throwback to my era in terms of his size (just 12.5 stone). But what a huge talent.Embed from Getty Images
Smith’s progression from Brighton College 1st XV to the Harlequins 1st XV was rapid and well-timed, with Nick Evans stepping back to coach.
I have watched a lot of him. He never looks flustered on the ball, which is the hallmark of a great player