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Eddie Jones Has A Different Idea About How To Select The Lions Captain

Eddie Jones Has A Different Idea About How To Select The Lions Captain
By PJ Browne Updated

It's less than a month until Warren Gatland names his Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand this.

On April 19th Gatland will also name his captain for the tour.

England head coach Eddie Jones believes Gatland should hold fire on naming the man who will lead his side in the three tests against the All Blacks.

Jones told the BBC that Gatland should take the captains of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and form a leadership group.

Dylan Hartley, Rory Best, Greig Laidlaw and Alun Wyn-Jones are all likely to be part of what is probably going to be a 37-man squad.

After the six warm-up games before the first test, Jones believes Gatland should then make his decision.

I would take those four captains and make that the leadership group. Then after the warm-up games, whoever was the leading player I would make captain for the first Test.

You look at the last Lions tour and Sam Warburton captained the first two and Alun Wyn Jones captained the third, so I think you can separate it.

It would be different but I would reckon you would get a great result, with those four captains running the team for you and making sure they set the standards on and off the field.

There are candidates for the Lions captaincy outside of those who led their countries during the Six Nations. Sam Warburton, Owen Farrell and Conor Murray have all been suggested.

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