Strange seeing the Lions as faves for this series, being that it looks like the test team likely be a Welsh majority, and Wales's record against Aus is horrible. That said, with Sexton/Heaslip/O Brian/O'Connell/ and possibly BOD as well (I'd like to see him paired with Roberts to see how they'll do, with Davies on the bench) it's like Wales with a twist.
Hogg is amazing but I don't see him getting the 15 place over Halfpenny right now. Halfpenny is too good right now, and his kicking game is just insane.
Murray played excellently against the Baabaas but Phillips is just on fire right now, but having another great scrum half to come on is amazing. Murray is playing exactly like Phillips right now.
Huge depth to the squad and another few games to see how well people are working together etc before the big tests.
Reds on Saturday will be tough, they've put out an extremely strong side.