Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meet the terrifying 'Unpickable Lions XV' that would pulverise the All Blacks in 2017 if picked

A year out from the Lions tour of NZ, we got to thinking, what would a Lions XV made up of players that are still playing and qualify but are unlikely to make the plane look like?


We should probably elaborate on what we mean by 'unpickable'. Some of the players picked have absolutely no chance (for rugby and maybe non-rugby reasons), some have an outside chance, while others probably could be 50/50 to make the plane. 

Of course a huge amount could change in 12 months, and no doubt some on the list might take exception to making this team. That said, it's a back handed compliment, as it is by no means a 'best of the rest' selection. And we would rate many of this XV ahead of players that we believe will make the plane. 

BENCH: Richard Hibbard Finlay Bealham Euan Murray Rory Pitman Josh Beaumont Joe Simpson Ian Madigan Kyle Eastmond

  Unlikely Lions - Rugby lineups, formations and tactics