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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 June, 2005, 10:58 GMT 11:58 UK
Who is in line for the Lions XV?
The wait to find out who will make the team for the second Test is almost over with the All Blacks once again looming large.

Here, BBC Sport looks at who is in pole position for each jersey after the convincing win over Manawatu.


Full-back
It is highly unlikely Sir Clive Woodward will keep faith with Jason Robinson after a poor display in the first Test against New Zealand.

But interestingly he was substituted early in Tuesday's rout against Manawatu to suggest some sort of role still beckons.

Josh Lewsey, who many thought should have played full-back in the first Test, is set to return there, unless Woodward opts to move new captain Gareth Thomas there.


Wing
With Lewsey set for a possible return to 15, new captain Gareth Thomas could switch wings to counter the threat of Sitiveni Sivivatu.

But Jason Robinson looked a lot sharper against Manawatu and could sneak back in after being substituted 10 minutes into the second half.

Either of two Irishmen of contrasting skills, Shane Horgan or Geordan Murphy, may also tempt the selectors.


Outside centre
Captain Brian O'Driscoll is out of the tour with a dislocated shoulder and selection for the number 13 shirt is one of the most contentious for Woodward.

Will Greenwood didn't exactly do anything wrong as his replacement, but the Lions now need firepower and pace.

Ollie Smith, who impressed against Manawatu, is an option, as is Horgan, but Woodward may be tempted to move Gareth Thomas to his old position to counter Tana Umaga.


Inside centre
Despite overlooking him for the first Test, the time has surely come for Woodward to select Gavin Henson.

Jonny Wilkinson remains a possibility, with Henson potentially switching to outside centre.

But the Lions need a ball carrier and Henson is the sort of creative force that might rattle the All Blacks' midfield.


Wing
If Sir Clive Woodward fails to select Shane Williams he may never be able to cross the Severn Bridge without being lynched.

Many were surprised he failed to make at least the bench for the first Test but surely he has forced his way in following his five tries against Manawatu.

He faces challenges from Geordan Murphy and Jason Robinson, if the latter is retained, but should get the nod.


Fly-half
Woodward again has another big call to make over who is handed the number 10 shirt.

Jonny Wilkinson played solidly under pressure in Christchurch without setting the world alight, and may have more chance to recapture his best form in his usual position.

It would be unlucky on Stephen Jones, who has done nothing wrong, but the Welshman would likely be on the bench despite the good form of Charlie Hodgson.


Scrum-half
Dwayne Peel did his utmost to force the odd attack behind a retreating pack in the first Test, and deserves another chance.

Though he was outgunned by Justin Marshall and outmuscled by Byron Kelleher, Peel has shown enough on tour to suggest he can still turn on the magic.

Chris Cusiter is breathing down Matt Dawson's neck for a bench place, while Dawson's experience could yet force him into the XV.


Loose-head prop
Gethin Jenkins still looks the man for the job with his all-round skills giving him the edge, but Andrew Sheridan has a case.

Sheridan's power was again to the fore against Manawatu, although the opposition was hardly the stiffest.

But he may oust Graham Rowntree, who was unused in Christchurch, for a bench spot.


Hooker
Although Shane Byrne was not solely to blame for the first Test debacle, he surely cannot keep his place in the side after 10 throws went awry.

Ironically, Byrne was selected for his line-out prowess and will now probably miss out to Steve Thompson, who has had his own problems in that area.

But the Englishman should add bite in the scrums, while Gordon Bulloch could nudge out Byrne from the 22.


Tight-head prop
Much has been made about Julian White's immense scrummaging power but he did not make much impression on Tony Woodcock in the first Test.

Sadly for Woodward, there are not a huge number of people queuing up to take his spot.

His only realistic alternative appears to be switching Gethin Jenkins to tight-head if Sheridan comes in, with Matt Stevens unlikely to be promoted despite his versatility.


Second row
The second row needs a shake-up in the wake of the line-out misery endured in Christchurch.

But for all that, Paul O'Connell remains the class act as Lions line-out enforcer judging by his earlier displays, and should keep his place.

But Simon Shaw pressed his claims with a barnstorming performance against Manawatu.


Second row
An out-of-form Ben Kay was selected as a line-out specialist against New Zealand but was anonymous as the entire operation went to pieces.

The England World Cup winner is set to pay the price and the two contenders to step up are Simon Shaw and Donncha O'Callaghan.

The Irish jumper was brought off early against Manawatu, suggesting he may have done enough to force his way into the Test side, though Shaw is also in prime form.


Blind-side flanker
This was Richard Hill's spot in the first Test but he struggled to make a mark on the game even before suffering a career-threatening knee injury.

Woodward has a whole host of options for his back row but his selection for the Manawatu game would suggest Simon Easterby is the front-runner.

The Irish flanker's rise is surprising considering he never even boarded the plane with the original 45-man squad, but two solid shows since his arrival have confirmed his form.


Open-side flanker
The 36-year-old Neil Back manned the barricades well enough in Christchurch without making a major impact on the game.

But having been a replacement against Manawatu, he looks another likely candidate for the chop. Martyn Williams remains a contender but he started Tuesday's game.

That suggests Lewis Moody's scavenging skills and athleticism will get the nod for a hugely important role if the Lions are to contain New Zealand's back-row trio.


Number eight
The new golden boy of the Lions party, Ryan Jones looks a certainty to start somewhere in the back row and number eight looks his likeliest destination.

The Lions clearly lacked a ball-carrying forward against the All Blacks until the Welshman came on for the stricken Hill.

His other rivals for the jersey, Michael Owen and Martin Corry, both remain in contention, but the best they may be able to hope for now is a place on the bench.




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