Sam Warburton names his five ‘certainties’ for 2021 Lions XV

Wales and Lions legend Sam Warburton has revealed the five players he’d bet on being in the British & Irish Lions XV for their first test against South Africa in 2021.

Before listing his selection, the two-time British & Irish Lions captain said: “I think they are going to perhaps be in that first Test team.

“They will be really exciting to watch and I think they will be top players for the next Lions Tour as well.”

Here’s who Warburton believes is a certainty for Warren Gatland’s XV in 2021.

1. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

“Stuart is certainly one of the most talented players I have ever played with, for me currently he is right up there with the best attackers in the world,”


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