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Warren Gatland has named his dream Lions XV without any Scotland players

HALFBACKS:

  • Fly-half: Johnny Sexton (Ireland): The only choice to wear the No.10 jersey in 2013, he was key once again in 2017
  • Scrum-half: Conor Murray (Ireland): Probably the in-form scrum-half all tour in 2013, and was the obvious pick onc again in 2017. First-class, and one of top three players on both tours.

FRONT-ROW:

  • Loosehead-prop: Mako Vunipola (England): Emerged as one of the tour’s great off-the-field characters and an important figure after injuries to Healy and Jenkins. Came to the fore once again in 2017. Prop with the skills of a centre. 
  • Hooker: Jamie George (England): Zero starts for England prior to the tour, George played all three Tests for Lions in 2017. Deserved every ounce of praise that came his way.
  • Tighthead-prop: Adam Jones (Wales): Four years later he saw off the challenge of Dan Cole for the tighthead prop berth with ease and was probably the second name on the Lions Test team-sheet behind Halfpenny. Equalled Willie John McBride’s record of playing in nine consecutive Tests.

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