With exactly one year to go until the British & Irish Lions begin their 2013 tour, the excitement can officially start to build. A favourite past-time on The Rugby Blog has always been debating the possible line-up for a Lions test match against Southern Hemisphere opposition, so with a year to go, here is Ben’s side that should start against Australia in the First Test.
British & Irish Lions:
15. Rob Kearney, 14. Tommy Bowe, 13. Brian O’Driscoll, 12. Jamie Roberts, 11. George North, 10. Johnny Sexton, 9. Mike Phillips; 1. Gethin Jenkins, 2. Rory Best, 3. Adam Jones, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Paul O’Connell, 6. Stephen Ferris, 7. Sam Warburton (c), 8. Toby Faletau
16. Dylan Hartley, 17. Cian Healy, 18. Alun Wyn-Jones, 19. Sean O’Brien, 20. Danny Care, 21. Rhys Priestland, 22. Leigh Halfpenny
But what do you think? Give us your teams below.