Lions Tour 2015: Who We Would Select

Take a step back, have a look at how things have changed since 2013 and pick a Lions squad that would be strong enough if there was to be a series this Summer.

We give you our selections V Warren Gatland’s, and of course our Test XV


2013 Selection: Cian Healy, Gethin Jenkins, Mako Vuinipola

2015 Selection: Cian Healy, Joe Marler, Jack McGrath


2013 Selection: Dylan Hartley, Richard Hibbard, Tom Youngs

2015 Selection: Rory Best, Richard Hibbard, Tom Youngs


2013 Selection: Adam Jones, Dan Cole, Matt Stevens

2015 Selection: Mike Ross, Dan Cole, Paul James

Dan Cole makes the cut

Second Rows:

2013 Selection: Ian Evans, Richie Gray, Alun-Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Geoff Parling

2015 Selection: Paul O’Connell, Devin Toner, Alun-Wyn Jones, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchberry


2013 Selection: Tom Croft, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Sam Warburton, Sean O’Brien

2015 Selection: Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brein, Sam Warburton, Steffon Armitage, Dan Lydiate

O’Mahony is a certain to be selected

Number Eights: 

2013 Selection: Toby Faletau, Jamie Heaslip

2015 Selection: Billy Vuinipola, Jamie Heaslip

Scrum Halves 

2013 Selection: Mike Phillips, Conor Murray, Ben Youngs

2015 Selction: Conor Murray, Danny Care, Greg Laidlaw

Out Halves: 

2013 Selection: Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell

2015 Selection: Johnny Sexton, Dan Biggar, Owen Farrell



2013 Selction: Manu Tuilagi, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Johnathon Davies

2015 Selection: Jamie Roberts, Johnathon Davies, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt


2013 Selection: Tommy Bowe, George North, Alex Cuthbert, Sean Maitland

2015 Selection: George North, Alex Cuthbert, Tommy Bowe, Simon Zebo


2013 Selection: Leigh Halfpenny,  Rob Kearney, Sturart Hogg

2015 Selection: Leigh Halfpenny, Mike Brown, (Space used for third choice flyhalf)

Magnificent, Leigh Halfpenny.

Munster Haka XV: Cian Healy, Rory Best, Dan Cole, Devin Toner, Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, Steffon Armitage; Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Jamie Roberts, Johnathon Davies; George North, Tommy Bowe, Leigh Halfpenny. 

Do You Agree? Let us know!

One thought on “Lions Tour 2015: Who We Would Select

  1. A fun exercise but you have let favourites get the better of you. Dan Cole maybe a wonderful player still but we don’t know as he’s hardly played due to injury. But Croft who is in the same boat you drop.

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