Warren Gatland’s 2022 Lions XV would destroy the Springboks

Warren Gatland picked his squad of 23 British and Irish Lions in his latest column for The Telegraph.

There is no room for Tom Curry or any Scots in their starting XV while England superstar Maro Itoje has to settle for a place on the bench.

Check out his full selection below:

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WARREN GATLAND: Lions XV 2023

#BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (England)
  • 14. Josh Adams (Wales)
  • 11. James Lowe (Ireland)

Galland wrote: “It was a very difficult decision to leave out Hugo Keenan and Liam Williams, but Freddie is exceptional in the air and I also really like the way he has developed as a full-back. He offers an attacking threat and mark tries »

Freddie Steward of England scores a try during the Autumn Nations match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 13, 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

RUCK’s back three: 15. Steward (England), 14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales), 11. Duhan van de Merwe (South Africa)


#CENTRES:

  • 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
  • 12. Owen Farrell (England)

gatland wrote“I think Owen did very well at 12 and gives us that ability to play a 10/12 kick combination and has a lot of test match experience.”

Saracens’ Owen Farrell (c) during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on October 17 Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK

RUCK centers: 13. Henshaw (Ireland), 12. Farrell (England)

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Charles P. Patton