With established players facing heavy competition and some older boys not guaranteed to make the tour, we take all things into account and present to you each of our individual picks for the British & Irish Lions starting XV for Australia 2025.
It is challenging enough to make a short-range forecast — as any meteorologist will surely agree — let alone make a prediction about how events will unfold some four and a half years down the line.
Speculation is already mounting about whether Eddie Jones will be Lions coach for the first time when they Austalia in a series that’s expected to break new ground.
The Telegraph revealed that the 2025 tour could incorporate a fourth Test against Argentina. Rather than travel to Argentina, however, the Lions would face Los Pumas on Australian soil.
Fullback. Freddie Steward- England: A risky pick. However, the fact Tigers have been rotating him into their side – and even gave him his competitive debut when he was still at Norwich School – lets you know they realise what a special talent they have on their hands, though.
Winger. Adam Radwan – England: He is lightning quick and knows how to finish, a player who can provide a cutting edge. Looks like he could be the ‘next Jonny May’ for England and potentially the Lions in the future.
Winger. Louis Rees-Zammit – Wales: You cannot put a price on outright pace. Rees-Zammit has it in abundance, and, combined with his finishing ability, you begin to understand why the hype surrounding him has been so intense. An exciting talent with countless caps and tries in him.