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The Telegraph’s 37 Man British And Irish Lions Squad Contains Some Interesting Selections

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: (L-R) Jamie Roberts of the Lions is mobbed by team mates Conor Murray and George North after scoring the Lions fourth try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The debate over the composition of the Lions squad is already raging.

Although the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand maybe a year away, commentators and fans are already beginning to discuss the possible make up of the squad.

Regardless of the the fact that the coaching ticket has yet to be unveiled, potential tourists have two very limited international windows to showcase their talents and put on hand up for selection.

Consequently, given England’s Grand Slam triumph and their subsequent whitewash of Australia, it comes as little surprise to see Eddie Jones’ players dominate The Telegraph’s selection.

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Loosehead: Jack McGrath (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  1st Test Newlands Capetown 11/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Jack McGrath is tackled by Springboks Lwazi Mvovo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Ireland’s Jack McGrath is tackled by Springboks Lwazi Mvovo. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Loosehead: Mako Vunipola (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Mako Vunipola of England makes a break during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Loosehead: Rob Evans (Wales)

during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.
during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.
Tighthead: Mike Ross (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s CJ Stander Iain Henderson Mike Ross and Rory Best Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Ireland’s CJ Stander Iain Henderson Mike Ross and Rory Best. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Tighthead: Dan Cole (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Dan Cole of England scores a try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Tighthead: WP Nel (Scotland)

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Hooker: Dylan Hartley (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Dylan Hartley, of England prepares to throw the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Hooker: Rory Best (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  2nd Test Emirates Stadium Johannesburg 18/6/2016 South South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Rory Best Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Ireland’s Rory Best. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Hooker: Jamie George (England)

Australia v England
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
Lock: Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 18: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales scores a try during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
Lock: Maro Itoje (England)

Australia v England
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
Lock: Devin Toner (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Devin Toner Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Devin Toner. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Lock: George Kruis (England)

Australia v England
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
Lock: Courtney Lawes (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Courtney Lawes charges upfield during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Backrow: Chris Robshaw (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Chris Robshaw of England moves past Stephen Moore (L) during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Backrow: CJ Stander (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland IrelandÕs CJ Stander Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland. Ireland’s CJ Stander. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Backrow: James Haskell (England)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  James Haskell of England runs with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 18: James Haskell of England runs with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Backrow: Sam Warburton (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 18: Sam Warburton of Wales shows his disappointment after the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
Backrow: Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 11: Taulupe Faletau of Wales is tackled by TJ Perenara of the All Blacks during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Backrow: Billy Vunipola (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Billy Vunipola of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Backrow: Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland. Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Scrum Half: Rhys Webb (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Scrum Half: Ben Youngs (England)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Ben Youngs of England celebrates a try by team mate Owen Farrell during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 18: Ben Youngs of England celebrates a try by team mate Owen Farrell during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Scrum Half: Conor Murray (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Conor Murray Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland. Ireland’s Conor Murray. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Fly Half: Dan Biggar (Wales)

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 25:  Dan Biggar of Wales puts in a kick during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 25: Dan Biggar of Wales puts in a kick during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
Fly Half: Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
Centre: Owen Farrell (England)

during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

  

Centre: Jamie Roberts (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 25: Jamie Roberts of Wales charges into Elliot Dixon of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
Centre: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  1st Test Newlands Capetown 11/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Faf de Klerk and Elton Gantries of South Africa Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland. Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Faf de Klerk and Elton Gantries of South Africa. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Centre: Jonathan Joseph (England)

Australia v England
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 25: Rob Horne of the Wallabies misses a tackle on Jonathan Joseph of England during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Centre: Jared Payne (Ireland)

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016  2nd Test Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 18/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Jared Payne Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
South Africa Springboks vs Ireland. Ireland’s Jared Payne. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland.
Wing: George North (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Wing: Jack Nowell (England)

Australia v England
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
Wing: Anthony Watson (England)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Anthony Watson of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 18: Anthony Watson of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at AAMI Park on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Full Back: Liam Williams (Wales)

New Zealand v Wales
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 18: Liam Williams of Wales breaks away to score a try during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)
Full Back: Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Japan v Scotland - Rugby International Friendly
TOYOTA, JAPAN – JUNE 18: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled during the international friendly match between Japan v Scotland at Toyota Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Toyota, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Full Back: Mike Brown (England)

Australia v England
during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
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