Ugo Monye updated his Lions XV yesterday – and it hasn’t aged well

Someone who knows what it’s like to face South Africa in their own backyard, 2009 tourist Ugo Monye is more than qualified to predict who could line up for Warren Gatland’s men.

Monye finished the 2009 Tour, which ended in a hard-fought 2-1 series defeat, as the top try scorer with five tries after scoring a 70-metre intercepted effort in the Lions’ memorable third Test triumph.

The Harlequins legend, who picked his original XV back in June, updated his XV yesterday and it almost instantly did not aged well.

Monye removed Scottish duo Rory Sutherland and Jamie Ritchie from his XV in favour of two Englishmen. However, he did bring Finn Russell into his selection.

BACK-THREE:

  • 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
  • 14 Anthony Watson (England)
  • 11 Jonny May (England)

CENTRES:

  • 13 Manu Tuilagi (England)
  • 12 Owen Farrell (England)

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