Warren Gatland was asked by Ugo Monye in 2020 to name five English certainties for his Lions XV to face South Africa in 2021.
Here, we look how his picks are getting on as the tour quickly approaches.
DID YOU KNOW? As a player, Warren Gatalsn was one of Waikato’s longest-serving players, having played 140 games for the province – a record at the time.
WARREN GATLAND PICKS HIS ENGLISH LIONS:
5. Manu Tuilagi
How’s he doing? Ruled out until at least May with an achilles injury, his chances of touring are starting to fade fast.
DID YOU KNOW? He became England’s youngest RWC player at 20 years and 115 days against Argentina, being 15 days younger than Jonny Wilkinson, who set the record in 1999.