|LIONS CALL UP FOR SHANE WILLIAMS|
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.