Foden still set on Lions place

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:45
Large ben foden dives 630 Large ben foden injured 630 Large benfodensaints2

England fullback Ben Foden refuses to give up hope of earning a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad for next year’s tour to Australia.

England fullback Ben Foden refuses to give up hope of earning a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad for next year’s tour to Australia.

Foden is considered unlikely to make the touring party with Welsh star Leigh Halfpenny and Ireland’s Rob Kearney the favourites to fill the fullback slots.

The 27-year-old is well aware of his current standing in the pecking order but he is convinced coach Warren Gatland hasn’t settled on selections yet.

Foden missed the end-of-year internationals with an ankle injury but returned to action with Northampton at the end of November and he feels he has plenty of time to prove his worth before Gatland names his squad in April.

“I’ve already had many tweets saying ‘you are not going and it’s Leigh Halfpenny for me’. There are a lot of good fullbacks out there at the moment who are playing very well,” Foden, who hopes his experience playing at scrumhalf and centre will aid his cause, told the Sunday Express.

“But it helps to get on a Lions tour if you are versatile and can operate in different positions. There’s only a limited squad that goes out there and a lot of games to get through. I’d play anywhere, No.15 or 13 or nine.

“Everyone wants to be picked for the Lions. Warren Gatland says it’s a clean slate for every player. He will pick guys on performance and if they are playing well in the Premiership as well as in the internationals.

“I’ve got to get my head down and perform at Franklin’s Gardens. Then, all being well, I might get the nod.”

Source: lionsrugby.com

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
BRITISH & IRISH LIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
B&I Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0
Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
NSW-Queensland 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
NZ Barbarians 0 0 0 0 0
Maori All Blacks 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0