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  • Warm up match

    Posted by Peter Richards June 4, 2013 - 237 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #barbarians  #Hong Kong  #British Lions 



    So what did this warm up against another scratch team tell us? Apart from the fact that rugby is not particularly conclusive in more than 70% humidity, Jonny Sexton is nailed on as outside half and the Welsh will dominate the Lions - not an awful lot. Sadly this match seemed more about money than anything else and given the paucity of real opposition it was probably a match that nobody wanted - particularly the players or the coaches. The commentators on Sky seemed to be watching a different match to me as they gushed mellifluously into the microphone.


    However, lets take the positives out of the match. The Lions showed great organisation and discipline as was tested by Britts punch to the side of Farrells head and kept going until the bitter end. They showed great power and fitness although the ball handling at times was at best under 8s standard.

    Still there were no injuries and the Lions march on to a much sterner test in Perth on Wednesday.