Monday 14 January 2013

Lions Watch

With most 6 nations squads about to be announced, it's worth having a look at some of the players that shone over the weekend.

Eli Walker.

How this man hasn't gotten a Wales cap yet I don't know. According to wikipedia, he hasn't got an underage cap either, which would be astonishing. What a year he is having. He looks accomplished against the very best in the Heineken Cup and should walk onto the Welsh team irregardless of the incumbents in the jersey. From Welsh wing at the moment. A back three of Walker, Halfpenny and North excites. Only just outshone by Kahn Fotuali'i at the weekend. A mention to for Niall Morris who played well in this game too.

Owen Farrell

I feel like I have to mention him after that kicking display. Owen, I'm not your biggest fan, but respect where it's due. Probably going on tour as he can cover centres.

Tom Court.

Now, I'm not for one second suggesting that he should be in the Lions. But I can't let that awesome scrummaging performance go without giving him a kudos. Signal to Deccie not to discard him yet. With Kilcoyne answering nicely yesterday and another Irish loosehead's awesome performance, Irish loosehead props are in rude health.

Cian Healy.

The aforementioned awesome performance. It may only have been 40 minutes, but it was packed full of stats that players dream of over 80. Has to be nailed on for the Lions no.1 jersey.

Luke Fitzgerald.

The Luke that we have been expecting for years is beginning to show up. What a performance. Packed with impact and enthusiasm, and more importantly with a smile on his face. Things are looking up for Fitzgerald, Leinster, Ireland and possibly more if he keeps it up.

Mike Brown.

Great performance from Brown. He's unlucky that there are so many good fullbacks in England, never mind the British Isles, otherwise he'd be a shoo-in. As it is, he might miss out. He's on form though, and performing better than Foden. Notable performances from Care and Easter too.

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