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Open Thread: Who would you pick in the back 3 for the Lions?

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THE LAST SECTION we’re asking you, dear readers, to fill is the back three.

That’s the flash Harrys, your big-time Charlies, the really good-looking blokes with pace to burn that we’re all jealous of.

They don’t come much better looking (I’m told) than Rob Kearney. Yet the last man to play fullback for the Lions looks set to battle for a second choice spot on his second tour after Leigh Halfpenny’s virtuoso displays for Wales in the spring.

Ha’penny may have a jersey all but sewn up, but wing places on either side appear an area of genuine uncertainty.

Warren Gatland loves him some George North and it would be a massive shock if the big man doesn’t travel. Outside of that, it’s take your pick from Simon Zebo, Tim Visser, Christian Wade, Alex Cuthbert and whatever you’re having yourself.

With North, Visser and Cuthbert all providing a similar threat, Gatland could well be convinced into mixing up his options with a speedster like Wade or Zebo. And his headache is complete by Glasgow Warriors’ amazing end-of-season form with Kiwi import Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg living up to the hype.

In the morning, Gatty will come and end the speculation. Until then, the floor is yours: who would you take to Australia to fill the back three positions, and which three would you pick to start against the Wallabies on 22 June?

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