A Lions tour – predict the first test team please.

So it was just a bad dream for Rory Best – in the Lions squad…and I reckon a test starter. How about the other 14?

Rules are simple. I need the names of the fifteen starters in the first test on June 22nd. 1 point for every correct name. Here’s my guess:

15 Halfpenny

14 Bowe

13 Roberts

12 O’Driscoll

11 North

10 Sexton

9 Phillips

8 Faletau

7 Warburton

6 Lydiate

5 O’Connell

4 AW Jones

3 A Jones

2 R Best

1 G Jenkins

 

I forgot a deadline  – by June 1st please.

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  • Newman

    15 Kearney
    14 Bowe
    13 O’Driscoll 4 OConnell
    5 AW Jones
    12 Tuiliangi 6 O’Brien
    8 Croft
    7 Warburton
    11 North
    10 Sexton
    9 Phillips

    1.G Jenkins
    2 Best
    3. Jones

  • Dewi

    O’Brien at 6 – Gatland is a huge Lydiate fan.

  • sherdy

    Don’t know who will make the team – but I do know who will get the blame for any defeats – Rory Best.
    So I hope they do well.

  • Newman

    What is interesting is to see who emerges on tour,,there are always surprises..Jeremy Davidson and Paul Wallace classic examples..also injuries play a big role..I suspect a Scot might sneak in somewhere……sense Best could be right in there..he will be as we used to say “a good tourist”

  • Mark

    Have you not left yourself with a disadvantage Dewi with naming your side so early …a lot of things can happen between now and the start of the first test ?

    Think I’ll wait until I know whose fit .

  • Dewi

    Very true Mark -I forgot to add a deadline to make the competition fair. I’ll do so now – next Saturday before the Barbarians game.

  • Tochais Síoraí

    Far too many English players in that side of yours, Dewi.

  • Dewi

    For once TS I think I’m being perfectly objective…

  • boondock

    15 Kearney
    14 Bowe
    13 Bod
    12 Tuilagi
    11 Halfpenny
    10 Sexton
    9 Phillips
    8 Faletau
    7 Tipuric
    6 Warburton
    5 O Connell
    4 Jones
    3 Jones
    2 Best
    1 Healy

  • Dewi

    Updated with deadline – June 1st

  • Mark

    Has the rumoured injury to Warbarton anything to do with why you moved your dealine back 24 hours Dewi ? ( insert smilie ) .

  • Mark

    Here we go ..

    15 Kearney

    14 Halfpenny

    13 Roberts

    12 J Davies

    11 North

    10 Sexton

    9 Philips

    8 Faletau

    7 Warburton

    6 O Brien

    5 O Connell

    4 AW Jones

    3 A jones

    2 Best

    1 Healy

  • Dewi

    Team for Barbarians:
    Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Alex Cuthbert (Wales), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Jamie Roberts (Wales), Sean Maitland (Scotland); Owen Farrell (England), Mike Phillips (Wales); Mako Vunipola (England), Richard Hibbard (Wales), Adam Jones (Wales), Richie Gray (Scotland), Paul O’Connell (Ireland), Dan Lydiate (Wales), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Toby Faletau (Wales).