Now that the European season has ended and the summer tours are over, we have a few months to wait until the action returns. As the professionals get on with the hard work of preseason training, my thoughts have turned to the 2013 Lions tour in Australia.
The pinnacle of every British and Irish player’s career is a tour with the Lions. With less than a year until the touring party sets off to other side of the world, I am going to pick a squad to tour Australia that I think could pull off the first Lions series win since 1997.
With a year left, anything can happen regarding injuries and form, so I will provide the names of a couple of bolters who could make a late charge at a place in the squad.