Wilkinson ranks the Lions options at fly-half with Owen Farrell fourth choice - Ruck

Wilkinson ranks the Lions options at fly-half with Owen Farrell fourth choice

Jonny Wilkinson has given his expert view on the main contenders to start at 10 for the Lions in the summer against South Africa.

Speaking to Rugby Pass, Wilkinson talked through the ’embarrassment of riches’ on offer to Warren Gatland heading into the potentially four test series against the Springboks.

Here are the four players he chatted about most, ranked by he how much he talked them up during the interview with big Jim Hamilton.

#4. Owen Farrell (England)

  • Age: 29
  • Caps: 97

Wilkinson said: “He was great back in 2017. The Lions team really turned up against the World Cup champions and give as good as they got. He’ll be in and around the squad again.”

DID YOU KNOW? His father is Andy Farrell, who played both rugby league and rugby union for England and is the current head coach of Ireland

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