The 11 players Warren Gatland believes will be in his squad in 2021
Warren Gatland has reeled off the names of 11 players who are in pole position to start for his Lions against new world champions South Africa in 2021.
The Kiwi will coach the Lions for a third time when they tour South Africa and face the 2019 Rugby World Cup winning Springboks.
He led Wales to the World Cup semi-finals in Japan where they were beaten by South Africa, who defeated England in the final.
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Gatland was asked by former Lions and England wing Ugo Monye, during an appearance on the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast , what the composition of his Test team to face South Africa would be if he was picking it in the wake of the World Cup.
Here are the 11 players mentioned:
- Josh Adams (Wales)
- Aaron Wainwright (Wales)
- Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
- Anthony Watson (England)
- Jamie George (England)
- Tom Curry (England)
- Manu Tuilagi (England)
- Owen Farrell (England)
- Maro Itoje (England)
- Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
- Stuart Hogg (Scotland)