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British & Irish Lions set to get enhance as fly-half Finn Russell returns to coaching

2021-07-26 17:26:53

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The British and Irish Lions have obtained a health enhance with the information that fly-half Finn Russell is ready to renew coaching on Monday and may very well be in rivalry for this weekend’s second take a look at towards South Africa.

Scottish No. 10 Russell has been sidelined for a number of weeks with an Achilles drawback and missed the 22-17 first take a look at win over the world champion Springboks on Saturday.

His return may very well be well timed with the beginning fly-half within the first take a look at, Dan Biggar, having suffered a concussion, although Lions assistant coach Steve Tandy says the Welshman is on the right track to be accessible too.

“Dan goes by return-to-play protocols, he was good within the change room afterwards and is simply beginning to do these [protocols] now. All being effectively, he might be accessible to coach once more on Thursday,” Tandy advised reporters on Monday.

“Finn will begin coaching with us as we speak, so he may very well be within the combine for Saturday, however we [the coaches] will talk about all that this night.”

Tandy additionally stated prop Wyn Jones, who was compelled to withdraw from the opening take a look at within the three-game collection attributable to a shoulder harm, remained a doubt for the second sport on the Cape City Stadium.

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