Lions 2013: No More Dress Rehearsals As Series Gets Serious

by Paul Cook in Sydney - Four games into the tour and with only two remaining before the test series begins, the British & Irish Lions have taken things up a notch this week as they look to cement their matchday 23 to take on the Wallabies in Brisbane in seven days time. Announcing arguably their strongest line-up to date to take on the NSW Waratahs tonight in Sydney, Warren Gatland has given a few pointers as to what he believes is his best side barring a few tweaks, and on current form and past experience, eleven or twelve of those who will kick-off at Allianz Stadium look destined to be the incumbents when Australia come calling. The tight five appears to pick itself with Richard Hibbard and Adam Jones a given and Mako Vunipola having seen his stock rise in recent weeks wit
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