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Lions Fans Demand Warren Gatland Call Up Iain Henderson And Courtney Lawes Following Barnstorming Performances Against The Hurricanes

The Lions enjoyed a tough but very worthwhile challenge against the Hurricanes this morning in their final warm-up game of the tour. 

The Tourists appeared to be coasting towards a comfortable victory in the Westpac Stadium in Wellington but a late sin bin saw the game turn on its head and the game ended 31-31.

It was one of the best team performances of the tour thus far for most of the game and the whole group stated serious cases for a call-up but two men stood out from the rest. Ireland’s Iain Henderson and England’s Courtney Lawes both put in superb showings following their omission from the first Test squad.

Despite a late and somewhat harsh yellow card for Henderson, the Ulsterman was the standout performer but Lawes’ withdrawal early in the second half suggests he’ll be the more likely addition to the party.

Lions fans on Twitter are convinced the pair should be a part of the team to try and turn the series around against the All Blacks this weekend.

Gatland will release his selection for the game on Thursday morning at 01:30 GMT. All eyes will be on the second and back row with Sam Warburton and Maro Itoje expected to make a return to the team.

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