Ireland dominate Sam Warburton's British and Irish Lions team of the week
Sam Warburton has selected his British and Irish Lions team of the week following the second round of Six Nations fixtures, and it’s flooded with Ireland players despite Andy Farrell’s team losing back-to-back games in the Six Nations. Ireland were beaten 15-13 at home to France yesterday, following an opening round 21-16 loss to Wales in Cardiff.
That hasn’t stopped Warburton from picking a number of Irish players in his Lions team of the week, selecting a total of six players from Farrell’s team. Warburton also selected four players from England, three from Wales, and only two from Scotland.
Warburton gave the nod to Finn Russell at full-back following Scotland’s 25-24 defeat to Wales in Edinburgh on Saturday. On the wings, the former Lions and Wales captain opted for the in-form Louis Rees-Zammit, who scored two tries against the Scots, and England’s Anthony Watson, who also dotted down twice in the 41-18 win over Italy.
There’s another all-Irish combination in the second-row, where Warburton picks Iain Henderson alongside Tadhg Beirne.
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