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Sir Ian McGeechan updates his Lions XV after Six Nations conclusion

Sir Ian McGeechan was a player in South Africa on the victorious Lions tour of 1974, one of the greatest of all.

He was coach of the victorious Lions tour in South Africa in 1997, another expedition that ranks in the highest echelon of rugby adventures.

He was coach again in South Africa in 2009, when his squad played some magnificent stuff, but went down 2-1 to the world champions.


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Initially picking his selection for the BBC in April, the Lions legend has updated his predicted XV when speaking to ESPN.

DID YOU KNOW? During his playing career, McGeechan was also a PE teacher for over two decades.

SIR IAN MCGEECHAN’S UPDATED LIONS XV:

15: Stuart Hogg (Scotland)


14: Anthony Watson (England)

“I’d definitely have Watson. He’s great under the high ball, has unbelievable feet and would be outstanding on hard South African grounds.”


13: Jonathan Davies (Wales)

“He’d be my pick, if fit. If he’s not, it’s likely to be Henry Slade,” 


12: Manu Tuilagi (England)

“At 12, I have to go with Manu. There’s such power there. And you’ll need that.”


11: Liam Williams (Wales)

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