Former Dual code Welsh International and Great Britain Full back Jonathan Davies has backed some of super leagues young Welsh talent to make the grade when the Great Britain team makes it’s return at the end of the season after a twelve-year absence.
Having been side lined in favour of the Home Nations since their 3-0 win over New Zealand in 2007, the Lions will head down under this autumn to take on test games against the Kiwi’s, Tonga and Papa New Guinea.
A former Lion himself in both codes, Davies expects Wayne Bennett’s squad to be heavily dominated by England as they are by far the stronger of the home nations, however he has openly argued the case for the rest of the home nations teams.
Most notably his fellow Welsh man, St Helens pair Morgan Knowles (pictured) and Regan Grace who are both hitting top form with the league leaders. Back row forward Knowles has cemented his postion in the starting side, in what is considered one of the leagues strongest packs, while Grace has scored some great tries already this side, including a hat trick against Arch rivals and current super league champions Wigan Warriors.
Another player Davies thinks in in with a shout is Warriors Prop forward Ben Flower, speaking to sky sports he argued;
“If Ben Flower of Wigan can regain his form, maybe he would be in and half-backs have always been an issue so (Scotland international) Danny Brough could be there, who knows?”
Another Scottish international also being touted as a possible tourist is Australian born fullback Lachlan Coote who is also having a tremendous season so far with St Helens.
Speaking about his times with the Lion’s Davies continued with;
“I've got fond memories of playing for Great Britain and, even though it will be predominantly English players, it's good to get the brand going again.”