Sir Ian McGeechan predicts five youngsters for 2025 Lions squad - Ruck

Sir Ian McGeechan predicts five youngsters for 2025 Lions squad

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.

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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

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