Tuesday 26 September 2017

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED IN PERTH

If the Lions captain wasn't worried after Justin Tipuric's performance against the Barbarians, he certainly will be after Sean O'Brien efforts yesterday. He needs to be outrageously good if he's to leapfrog one or both for the Tests.

IS WORRIED

If the Lions captain wasn't worried after Justin Tipuric's performance against the Barbarians, he certainly will be after Sean O'Brien efforts yesterday. He needs to be outrageously good if he's to leapfrog one or both for the Tests.

2. JONATHAN SEXTON

LIKES TO KICK

Warren Gatland revealed that his likely Test out-half was annoyed when Leigh Halfpenny was given the kicking duties by kicking coach Neil Jenkins. Both players are likely Test starters, which presents a dilemma for the management.

3. JAMIE HEASLIP IS

BANG ON FORM

The Leinster and Ireland No 8 was in outstanding form throughout the game. He was the leading tackler and ball-carrier. He, O'Brien and Brian O'Driscoll all put in solid shifts and did their chances of a Test start the world of good.

Irish Independent

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