Lions receive Warburton boost

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:43
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The British and Irish Lions have received a double fitness boost ahead of their midweek match against the Western Force in Perth.

The British and Irish Lions have received a double fitness boost ahead of their midweek match against the Western Force in Perth.

Assistant coach Graham Rowntree confirmed that captain Sam Warburton will return to full training on Wednesday and that prop Gethin Jenkins took part in all of Tuesday's session.

"Gethin trained fully and Sam will train fully tomorrow [Wednesday], he didn't quite do everything today but he will be fine for tomorrow," said Rowntree.

The duo will miss Wednesday's match but Rowntree suggested they will feature in the matchday 22 for Saturday’s encounter with the Reds

"We have said to the guys that everyone will get a start in the first three games," said Rowntree.

"After the Reds game on Saturday, we will have to start making a few decisions on combinations.

"There's everything there to play for, for everyone."

Rowntree said regardless of the quality of a weakened Western Force side, it’s vital that the Lions build on combinations ahead of the Test series against the Wallabies.

"There are new combinations and we need to get our systems and calling in place,” he said.

"It's not easy because for instance to get an understanding between throwers and catchers at the line-out takes time.

"I think we have a great group of players and with all due respect to previous players this group is exceptional. It's time we delivered."

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