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Former Wallabies great, George Gregan names his starting XV to face next year’s Lions

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By ARU Media Unit

Former Wallabies legend and Captain, George Gregan has named his line-up of Australian players he believes should be in the starting 15 to face next year’s British & Irish Lions squad when they tour Australia.

With less than seven months to go before the British & Irish Lions land on Australian soil for the first time in 12 years, many are casting their thoughts to who should start in the Lions and Qantas Wallabies teams as part of the 2013 Tour. 

Gregan chose his starting XV based on a number of assets including experience, versatility, footwork and hard work. 

He includes a mix of new, experienced and currently injured players, valuing those who continue to show improvement and make a big impact on how the team plays.  

As the world’s most capped Rugby player, the former halfback believes Will Genia would be the best to fill his former position in the number nine jersey, while naming David Pocock one of the premium number sevens in the world at openside flanker. 

Gregan believes the currently injured James Horwill is the number one Captain as he leads from the front and is someone they must have on the field if they want to win the series.

See George Gregan name his entire Qantas Wallabies starting XV to face next year’s Lions here