The reasoning behind him being a potential Lions captain is he plays in a key position at scrum half. The pair, who moved into punditry after... Wrestling legend The Undertaker has finally brought his career to an end after 30 years, so there's no better time to look over his best moments. There’s much debate at present about future Lions tours even occurring due to increased demands on players and domestic competition dates. Sky Sports cut off Jurgen Klopp's post-match rant against TV broadcasters and scheduling in the post-match interview following Liverpool's win over Leicester on Sunday. ‘I know that a lot of players feel you need a second row forward or a front row forward captaining the side when you take on South Africa, but Owen Farrell has that kind of abrasive attitude as well and is very experienced as well in terms of taking on southern hemisphere teams, beating southern hemisphere teams. Turning 33 in 2021, this may well be his international swansong. ... Let us know your Lions 2021 team on Twitter and Facebook. ‘To be a good Lions captain you can’t do anything different to what you have been doing. ‘Every country has a rugby DNA. Opta stats for potential 2021 British and Irish Lions backs. Peter O’Mahony captained the Lions in their impressive win over the Maori All Blacks, becoming the first Test captain ahead of tour captain Sam Warburton. His athleticism, ability to steal opposition lineout ball and hunger for turnovers at the breakdown make him one of the most effective forwards in the world. Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has given his take on who he believes should captain the British and Irish Lions on their 2021 tour of South Africa. Murray will be on his third tour by 2021 and should be close to the 100-Test match milestone. He said: ‘He (Itoje) is a real pleasure to watch, but I don’t know what he is like in terms of leadership, in terms of leading a group. He will be a first pick for the next Lions tour and they need someone who leads by his actions on the field. Buy now, pay later when you split your payments over 3 months with Klarna. ‘You go to South Africa you probably need someone confrontational certainly because that is their DNA. This allows him to see the game close up and be someone who leads the team around the field.

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Quinlan was on Off The... Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is far from impressed with winger Nicolas Pepe after he was sent off for a headbutt during the 0-0 draw with Leeds. Bookmakers have revealed who they believe is the favourite to captain the British and Irish Lions on their 2021 tour of South Africa. 4:36am, 01 April 2020. View all posts by The PA Team, Chelsea Midfielder Loaned Out To Fellow Premier League Side, Massive Injury Concern For Clare Ahead Of All-Ireland Quarter-Final, Roy Keane on the Ireland player who sang ‘God Save The Queen’ at Wembley, List of words reportedly banned by BBC for MOTD, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drafted in Roy Keane in attempt to motivate players. The captain has to be a strong leader to ensure all players unite to have the best possible chance of winning the series.

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If he is to lead the Lions on a third consecutive tour his form for Wales will need to be of a high standard. The Lions. James McClean hits out at ‘tout’ following fall-out to England video, Enda Stevens not happy that video before England game made it to the media, Inter Milan reportedly approach Man United about swap deal for Christian Eriksen, Denis Irwin gives verdict on Manchester United left-back Alex Telles, Pundit Arena Daily Sports Quiz Challenge – Day 209, Ronaldo is reportedly seeking to return to Real Madrid, Conor Murray sees positives in defeat to England, Eddie Jones praises England’s physicality in Ireland win, What Ireland got wrong in a bruising encounter with England. Who leads in 2021 will have a great responsibility to ensure that Lions tours still remain a special part of rugby. Speaking to the Will Greenwood Podcast O’Connell spoke of his admiration for fellow second row Maro Itoje but shared his view that Owen Farrell should be the man to lead Warren Gatland’s side. There are not enough superlatives for Jones. You heard it here first. There were some doubts regarding his position in the team but with two strong displays in the second and third Test, he silenced the critics. [gravityform id=”1″ title=”true” description=”true”], Read More About: British and Irish lions, British And Irish Lions captain, connor murray, Maro Itoje, peter o mahony, sam warburton, This article was written by a member of The PA Team.

The former lock was a member of the showpiece squad in three different series including in 2009 when he captained the side on their own tour against the Springboks. 15. He led the England Under-20 team to the 2014 Junior World Championship and will eventually become the senior side’s captain. However, for the second and third Tests Warburton resumed the captaincy and took O’Mahony’s place in the lineup. He is still playing amazing rugby and he is without peer as a leader. Highly likely. He needs to ensure he can secure a regular spot in the Irish team and put in more displays like the one against England in this year’s Six Nations. However, assuming the 2021 Lions will tour South Africa, as per recent tour cycles, who will lead them on this next venture? Will Jones start and therefore captain the 2021 British and Irish Lions? Turning 32 in 2021 will mean he will have a number of years of experience under his belt. A look at Irish rugby’s exclusive 100 cap club as Cian Healy poised to join, Former Wales and Lions star JJ Williams dies aged 72, ‘Sexton’s body must hold together for Lions call-up’ – Warren Gatland, * Sign up to the survey panel to trial free products and win prizes for your opinions! The former lock was a member of the showpiece squad in three different series including in 2009 when he captained the side on their own tour against the Springboks. Both Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have urged former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make one change that could see Manchester United turn their fortunes around a little.