With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind.
Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and there are a few contentious decisions.
Stuart Hogg is Scotland’s sole representative in the selection, as the likes of Jonny Gray, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour and WP Nel all miss out.
Ireland have 12 in the side, but there is no room for Simon Zebo, Jared Payne nor Devin Toner. Iain Henderson is perhaps the Irish dark horse included.
Six Nations champions England also have 12 on the selection, as do Wales.
Andy Goode’s 37-man Lions selection:
Stuart Hogg, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, George North, Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson
Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Jonathan Joseph, Jonathan Davies
Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell, Dan Biggar
Conor Murray, Rhys Webb, Ben Youngs;
Mako Vunipola, Jack McGrath, Cian Healy
Rory Best, Ken Owens, Jamie George
Dan Cole, Tadhg Furlong, Sampson Lee
Alun Wyn Jones, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Iain Henderson
Billy Vunipola, Sam Warburton, CJ Stander, Peter O’Mahony, Justin Tipuric, Talupe Faletau, Sean O’Brien
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