My own personal thoughts are that if the Lions were to tour tomorrow, we'd really really struggle. I think were always capable of putting a backline together that can compete with any teams out there, but without a pack were fooked. Weve always relied on the English to beef up the forward unit but I'm just not seeing the players coming through and i dont see the Celtic nations providing the power to match the Boks. Anyhoo, I saw this question raised in the recent NZ vs England thread. Would be really interested to hear the opinions of our SH brethren regarding a potential team to tour South Africa, or more importantly, NH players they think can take the battle to them. Are there any players, Irish, Scot, Welsh or English that you guys rate? *Spare us the whole "No ..... lol" comments and please can we not have this turn into a Shane Williams > Everyone discussion.