Monday 16 October 2017

Injury victims Bowe and Roberts targeting return for second Test

Tommy Bowe
Tommy Bowe
Conor George

Conor George

LIONS assistant coach Rob Howley has revealed that Jamie Roberts will be targeting the second Test for a return to action.

The Welsh centre injured his hamstring against the Waratahs last Saturday which rules him out of this weekend's first Test, but his tour is far from over.

"Jamie was back running today and we'll see how he reacts to that overnight," said Howley.

"Realistically, we're looking at the second Test for him."

Tommy Bowe (left) will also be held in reserve for the second Test.

Bowe returned to training earlier this week and at one stage was hoping to be passed fit for Saturday. Howley suggested that it is more prudent to hold him in reserve for the week.

It is likely Bowe will play some part in the midweek game against the Melbourne Rebels in Melbourne to prove his fitness for the Test on the Saturday.

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