Lions Test Starting XV

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  1. BT Bob

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    Half the media seem to be picking their Starting XV for the test side so, based on what we've seen so far I thought it would be fun to play the same game.

    Assuming everybody's fit and available:

    15. Stuart Hogg (S)
    14. Leigh Halfpenny (W)
    13. Brian O'Driscoll (I) (Captain)
    12. Jamie Roberts (W)
    11. George North (W)
    10. Jonathan Sexton (I)
    9. Ben Youngs (E)
    1. Cian Healy (I)
    2. Rory Best (I)
    3. Adam Jones (W)
    4. Joe Launchbury (E)
    5. Alun Wyn-Jones (W)
    6. Chris Robshaw (E)
    7. Sam Warburton (W)
    8. Toby Faletau (W)

    7 Welsh, 4 Irish, 3 English 1 Scot.

    Likely replacements:

    16. Gethin Jenkins (W)
    17. Tom Youngs (E)
    18. Dan Cole (E)
    19. Jim Hamilton (E)
    20. Jamie Heaslip (I)
    21. Mike Phillips (W)
    22. James Hook (W)
    23. Owen Farrell (E)
     
  2. la gran siete

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    Stuart Hogg
    Leigh Halfpenny
    BOD
    Brad Barrit
    Gilroy
    O Farrell
    B Youngs
    Cian Healey
    T Youngs
    A Jones
    J Launchbury
    Gray
    T Wood
    C Robshaw
    .T Faletau
    3 Welsh 2 Scottish, 3 irish, 7 English

    subs
    G Jenkins
    R Best
    Dan Cole
    A W Jones
    Sam warburton
    Laidlaw
    J Sexton
    A Goode
     
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    based on recent performances here is my revised team

    Leigh Halfpenny W
    George North W
    Brian O'Driscol I
    Billy Twelvetrees E
    Maitland S
    Owen Farrell E
    Connor Murray I
    Ciam Healey I
    T Youngs E
    A Jones W
    J Launchbury E
    J Hamilton S
    C Robshaw (capt)E
    Warburton W
    Heaslip I

    subs S Hogg(S),Sexton(I), B Youngs(E) , Grant(S), R Best(I), Cole(E), Evans(W), T Wood(E)

    this squad offers excellent balance
     
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  4. Tom1986

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    Excellent balance with Ben Youngs as hooker and reserve scrum half - what a player! :laugh:
     
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    Splitting hairs are we:rolleyes:
     
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    Lighten up :hiya:
     
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    Anybody know the kickoff times GMT for all the lions games as I want to book the time off work.
    Cheers
     
  8. BT Bob

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    From their Facebook page:

    After yesterday’s announcement that our Principal Partners HSBC will be sponsoring Sky Sports coverage of the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour we thought we would give you the complete breakdown of kick-off times for the 10 games in both Aussie and UK/Irish times.
    If you need to plan a day off to watch a midweek match, or merely need to set the alarm so you don’t oversleep on a Saturday morning, this list should help you plan your diary in June and July.
    Print it off, pass it on or merely wave it enthusiastically in front of the boss or the wife/husband. But make your plans now – don’t miss a moment of the 125th anniversary Lions tour!

    GAME 1: 01/06/13
    Barbarians v British & Irish Lions
    Hong Kong Stadium - K-O 19.30 local time / 12.30 pm UK & Ire

    GAME 2: 05/06/13
    Emirates Western Force v British & Irish Lions
    Patersons Stadium, Perth - K-O 18.00 local time / 11.00 am UK & Ire

    GAME 3: 08/06/13
    Queensland Reds v British & Irish Lions
    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - K-O 19.30 local time / 10.30 am UK & Ire

    GAME 4: 11/06/13
    Combined NSW/QLD Country v British & Irish Lions
    Hunter Stadium, Newcastle - K-O 19.30 local time / 10.30 am UK & Ire

    GAME 5: 15/06/13
    NSW Waratahs v British & Irish Lions
    Allianz Stadium (Sydney Football Stadium) - K-O 19.30 local time / 10.30 am UK & Ire

    GAME 6: 18/06/13
    Brumbies v British & Irish Lions
    Canberra Stadium - K-O 19.30 local time / 10.30 am UK & Ire

    GAME 7: 22/06/13
    1st Test - Qantas Wallabies v British & Irish Lions
    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - K-O 20.00 local time / 11.00 am UK & Ire

    GAME 8: 25/06/13
    Melbourne Rebels v British & Irish Lions
    AAMI Park, Melbourne - K-O 19.30 local time / 10.30 am UK & Ire

    GAME 9: 29/06/13
    2nd Test - Qantas Wallabies v British & Irish Lions
    Etihad Stadium, Melbourne - K-O 20.00 local time / 11.00 am UK & Ire

    GAME 10: 06/07/13
    3rd Test - Qantas Wallabies v British & Irish Lions
    ANZ Stadium, Sydney - K-O 20.00 local time / 11.00 am UK & Ire
     

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