Sir Ian McGeechan selects his B&I Lions XV based on the Six Nations

Sir Ian McGeechan selects his B&I Lions XV based on the Six Nations

Former British and Irish Lions head coach Ian McGeechan has named the team he would select to play the Springboks based on the 2021 Six Nations.

McGeechan has named just one English player – Tom Curry – in his starting 15 while opting for five Irishmen in his starting XV.

The former Scotland international has named two of his countrymen in Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell with Rory Sutherland and Hamish Watson both missing out.

Tadgh Furlong joins Welshmen Wyn Jones and Ken Owens in the front row with Iain Henderson and Alun Wyn Jones in the second row. 

Tom Curry slots into the back row at openside wit Tadhg Beirne and Taulupe Faleatau completing the pack.

Stuart Hogg is joined in the back three by two further Welshman in Louis Rees-Zammit and Liam Williams. George North's switch to outside centre has impressed the former Lions boss as he joins Robbie Henshaw in the midfield.

Conor Murray's two games for Ireland impressed enough for him to be named alongside Finn Russell in the halfback. 

McGeechan's his Lions XV from the Six Nations' action:

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
14. Liam Williams (Wales)
13. George North (Wales)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
11. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
10. Finn Russell (Scotland)
9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

1. Wyn Jones (Wales)
2. Ken Owens (Wales)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
5. Iain Henderson (Ireland)
6. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)
7. Tom Curry (England)
8. Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

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