Sunday, 16 June 2013

Anyone fancy a game?

We're almost at the stage where, if you are a northern hemisphere international three-quarter, you might justifiably regard not being called into the Lions squad as a personal insult. Anyone who fancies a game should probably just pack their boots and jump on a plane to Brisbane.

This follows the news that, as somewhat facetiously predicted by this blog back in April, Ickle Shane Williams has now been called into the British & Irish Lions squad as temporary cover and, together with other new arrivals Brad Barritt and Christian Wade, is expected to start against the Brumbies on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Stuart Lancaster returns from Argentina with a 2-0 series victory and his hand strengthened in several areas. He'll delighted by the emergence of a credible alternative front row - with Rob Webber showing particularly well - as well as with the likes of Matt Kvesic, Freddie Burns, Billy Twelvetrees, Kyle Eastmond, Christian Wade and Marland Yarde all putting their hands up to challenge the established order. Selection for the November internationals will be interesting indeed.

1 comment:

Von said...

Thing is, as an April fools gag it was funny, in real life it's taking the piss. And I suppose this means Ickle Shane's now going to have ANOTHER big farewell from rugby celebratory game!?

I only caught the second half of the second match in Argentina, but some of those guys were playing beautifully. If I were Mr Lancaster, I'd write down the names Corbisiero, Burns, Eastmond and Wade in permanent marker. Webber, Yarde and Kvesic must surely play too.