Four 2021 Lions named in World Rugby’s 2021 Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

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Maro Itoje impressed the pundits

Four British & Irish Lions tourists have been named in World Rugby’s 2021 Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year.

Forwards Wyn Jones, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje and full-back Stuart Hogg have been selected in the star-studded XV.

Welsh loosehead Jones toured with the Lions for the first time this summer and capped a year in which he also won the Six Nations by making his Test debut against South Africa in the third Test.

Irish tighthead Furlong started all three Tests against the Springboks, emulating the feat he achieved in New Zealand in 2017.

England second row Maro Itoje also started all three Tests against the world champions in the summer and was named Player of the Series after a string of stellar performances.

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Three-time tourist and Scotland captain Hogg finally made his Test debut for the Lions in 2021 after touring Australia and New Zealand previously.

Hogg wore the No.15 in the first two Tests in South Africa, helping the Lions to a 22-17 victory in the first encounter.

After taking the Lions Series 2-1, the Springboks have five representatives, including captain Siya Kolisi, hooker Malcolm Marx, lock Eben Etzebeth, centre Lukhanyo Am and wing Makazole Mapimpi.

World Rugby’s 2021 Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year:
15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14. Will Jordan (New Zealand), 13. Lukhanyo Am (South Africa), 12. Samu Kerevi (Australia), 11. Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa), 10. Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), 9. Antoine Dupont (France); 1. Wyn Jones (Wales), 2. Malcolm Marx (South Africa), 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), 4. Maro Itoje (England), 5. Eben Etzebeth (South Africa), 6. Siya Kolisi (South Africa), 7. Michael Hooper (Australia), 8. Ardie Savea (New Zealand)

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