Barritt, Wade answer Lions SOS

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:40
Large brad barritt england Large jamie roberts lions injured Large christian wade england

The B&I Lions on Saturday called up two replacement backs, Brad Barritt and Christian Wade, as injury cover.

The British and Irish Lions on Saturday called up two replacement backs, Brad Barritt and Christian Wade, as injury cover.

Saracens' South African-born England centre will fly from the United States on Saturday and join the squad in Sydney on Monday, before travelling to Canberra.

Barritt will act as cover for Wales centre Jamie Roberts who was injured in the victory over the Waratahs earlier on Saturday.

Wade, the London Wasps wing who was scheduled to start England's second Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, will also join up with the squad in Sydney on Monday and then travel to Canberra.  

He will now miss the game in Buenos Aires and has been replaced by new cap Jonny May.

B&I Lions coach Warren Gatland said that with several key backs undergoing treatment he felt he needed cover.

"It is prudent to make sure we have enough backline cover," Gatland said.

"Christian played well in the first Test against Argentina [last week] and is match fit."

The Lions - whose defeat of the Waratahs maintained their unbeaten record on tour so far - play the Wallabies in their first Test next Saturday.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Sat, 28 October 2017
Australia v Barbarians 04h00 Sydney
Saracens v London Irish 14h00 Allianz Park
Sharks v Western Province 14h00 Durban
Treviso v Edinburgh 14h00 Stadio Monigo
Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham
Northampton Saints v Wasps 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Ulster v Leinster 17h15 Kingspan Stadium
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Zebre v Cheetahs 19h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Sun, 29 October 2017
Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Kingston Park
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
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