The following from news 24:-
He is a legend of four British and Irish Lions tours, once as captain, and played a record 133 times for Ireland … so Brian O'Driscoll's rugby views carry weight.
For starters, it may not be the worst news for the Boks to learn the now 41-year-old O'Driscoll has strong faith in many England players (eight, in total) who had all played in the RWC 2019 final, which South Africa won by a decisive 32-12 margin in Japan.
O'Driscoll's reasoning is that Itoje, by going to the side of the scrum, adds to the Lions' tall timber for both lineout and general physicality purposes against the customarily earthy Bok eight.
Brian O'Driscoll's proposed British and Irish Lions XV: