Sheridan rules out Lions call-up

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:59
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England prop Andrew Sheridan admits he does not expect to be picked for the British and Irish Lions' forthcoming tour of Australia.

England prop Andrew Sheridan admits he does not expect to be picked for the British and Irish Lions' forthcoming tour of Australia, despite his European Cup exploits with club side Toulon.

Sheridan helped French outfit to a 24-12 victory over Premiership side Saracens in the competition's semifinals at Twickenham on Sunday.

But the 33-year-old was quick to play down suggestions he could now be in the running for a call-up when the Lions' squad is announced on Tuesday.

Sheridan, who won the last of his 40 England caps at the 2011 World Cup, is viewed as an outside bet to be included in the touring party, even though Toulon's Top 14 schedule counts against him.

"I wish everyone the best but those days are behind me. I'm very happy in the south of France," Sheridan told talkSPORT radio on Monday.

"It was a great honour to play for the Lions in 2005 and 2009 and I wish them all the best but my ambitions lie in Toulon.

"Maybe some people will think that isn't being ambitious but I've had my time and I'm enjoying it in Toulon.

"There isn't much substance behind the suggestion I might be picked - it's just talk."

AFP

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