Let’s face, everyone is at it! We’re all picking our favourite British & Irish Lions team to face the Aussies this summer, but not many of us have the same inside knowledge of a Jason Robinson.
So when HSBC Ambassador 'Billy Whizz' pronounces it is always worth a listen. His Lions dream team for the first Test in Brisbane has Brian O'Driscoll, his old 2001 team mate, as captain. He also has another five players with Lions experience in his side.
Based on the RBS 6 Nations, Robinson has chosen a team that features 8 Welshmen, 5 Irishmen and 2 Englishmen. Thgere is no place for the 2009 Lions skipper Paul O'Connell, or for the captains of England (Chris Robshaw), Ireland (Jamie Heaslip) and Scotland (Kelly Brown).
Robinson played in five Tests for the Lions on two tours, scoring a famous try in his one victory, the first Test against the Wallabies in 2001.
To watch a video of Jason going through his team click here
JASON ROBINSON’S 2013 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS STARTING XV
15 Rob Kearney (Ireland)
14 Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
13 Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland) captain
12 Manu Tuilagi (England)
11 George North (Wales)
10 Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)
9 Mike Phillips (Wales)
1 Cian Healy (Ireland)
2 Rory Best (Ireland)
3 Adam Jones (Wales)
4 Joe Launchbury (England)
5 Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales)
6 Sam Warburton (Wales)
7 Justin Tipuric (Wales)
8 Toby Faletau (Wales)