Three players Warren Gatland should have picked for the Lions - Ruck

Three players Warren Gatland should have picked for the Lions

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but if he could turn back time we believe Lions head coach Warren Gatland would add these three players to his squad.

#1. Ellis Genge (England)

  • Position: Loosehead-prop
  • Age: 26
  • Caps: 29

Capped 27 times by England, the loosehead is highly rated and was in barnstorming form for the Tigers towards the end of last season. Right now, the ‘baby rhino’ would walk into the team ahead of Mako Vunipola, Rory Sutherland and Wyn Jones.

He revealed he had given himself a pep talk after his Lions snub, quoted by Planet Rugby as saying: “It was disappointing not to be selected for the Lions so I had a word with myself. I accepted that my performances had probably not been good enough.

“It’s not often you get over the whitewash and my last five tries have come from a total of 10 metres.”

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