Martin Johnson picks B&I Lions form players ahead of final Six Nations round

first_imgThursday Mar 16, 2017 Martin Johnson picks B&I Lions form players ahead of final Six Nations round Following another fascinating weekend of Six Nations rugby, World Cup winner Martin Johnson has shared his thoughts on who he think should be on the plane to New Zealand with the British & Irish Lions, breaking down each match by picking out the key players.  Johnson is convinced England centre Jonathan Joseph is now in pole position for this summer’s Lions tour after his stunning hat-trick last weekend against Scotland.Joseph was controversially axed by England boss Eddie Jones for the visit of Italy in round three of the Six Nations but the Bath centre, who started against France and Wales, showed just why he’s the Red Rose’s premier No.13 with a treble against the Auld Enemy.England secured the Six Nations title for a second successive year against Scotland last weekend and in the process equalled New Zealand’s longest Test winning run of 18 games.This weekend against Ireland, Jones’ men will have the opportunity to make history as they go in search of back-to-back Grand Slam titles and also a new world record of 19 consecutive Test wins.Perhaps the most competitive area of the present England side is in the second row – an area of the pack former England skipper Johnson knows all about.In the absence of George Kruis and with Saracen Maro Itoje moving into the number six jersey, Jones has employed Northampton’s Courtney Lawes alongside Joe Launchbury. Although wearing the No.5 jersey, Lawes has been packing down in the back row at scrum-time, while his all-round play in the loose is more reminiscent of a marauding back rower.Lions boss Gatland has promised to form the bulk of his tour selections on the form and fitness of those guys who have impressed during the Six Nations.England No.8 Billy Vunipola missed the opening three games through injury; only returning as a replacement against Scotland last weekend.He has been selected by England boss Jones from the start for the visit to Ireland this weekend and Johnson is not worried his elongated absence has affected his chances of touring New Zealand.    Johnson also spoke about who impressed him from Wales, Ireland and Scotland.Which Wales players showed Lions potential against Ireland?Which Ireland players showed Lions potential against Wales? Which Scotland players showed Lions potential against England?Martin Johnson is an Ambassador for British & Irish Lions Principal Partner Standard Life InvestmentsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more