Friday 23 February 2018

Corbisiero and Roberts unlikely to feature in 2nd Test

Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland

BRITISH and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts are unlikely to participate in Saturday's second Test against Australia.

England loosehead prop Corbisiero and Wales centre Roberts missed the 23-21 first Test victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane with respective calf and hamstring injuries that look set to take another week to heal.

"At this stage it's a little bit doubtful that they'll be involved," Gatland said.

Gatland revealed that Corbisiero and Roberts will be assessed on Thursday, when the team for the second Test at Etihad Stadium will be announced.

"Alex is struggling a little bit and Jamie is probably in the same boat. Both of them should be fine for the third Test, but at this stage......," he said.

"We have a recovery day tomorrow when everyone's off. Then we'll look at seeing how they are on Thursday morning.

"The medics have been doing a fantastic job for us and they might be declared fit, but it's doubtful."

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport