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The Lions Have One Injury Doubt Ahead Of This Evening’s Squad Announcement

It’s hard to believe that we are entering the last few days of this year’s British and Irish Lions tour. After all the debate, controversy and excitement over the last number of weeks, the success of this tour comes down to one game, the final game of the tour – a clash with the All Blacks at Eden Park and the opportunity for the Lions to win the series. 

The Lions players have taken the last few days off where they got to take in the incredible sights of Queenstown but they returned to training in picturesque conditions on Wednesday morning to begin preparations for Saturday’s do-or-die match at Eden Park.

One player who sat out training was Liam Williams. The Welsh back is feeling “tightness” in his leg but Neil Jenkins is adamant that this is only a precautionary measure to ensure that he is raring to go for Saturday.

“He’s just a little bit tight, but he’ll be fine,” Jenkins said.

“It’s probably precautionary, just a little bit of tightness.”

Williams has performed well in the two Test matches so far after experiencing a bit of poor form in the ‘warm-up’ fixtures. He is an integral part of this Lions side so hopefully as Jenkins said, it’s just precautionary and he will be fine for Saturday.

If this is not the case, then perhaps Leigh Halfpenny can slot straight in or Anthony Watson could go to full back with Jack Nowell coming into the side.

The Lions squad is announced at 8 pm tonight so stay tuned to Pundit Arena Rugby for all the reaction to the Lions team to face the All Blacks.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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