Lions 2013: Gatland Twists As Lions Go For the Throat

by Paul Cook in Melbourne - I don't know if Warren Gatland is a keen card player but it would seem certain that if the options laid before him this week were to 'stick' or 'twist', he firmly chose the latter. Seven changes to the starting line-ups were revealed this week when Australia and the British & Irish Lions announced their squads for tonight’s second test here in Melbourne – five on one side, two on the other but it wasn’t last week’s losers that were swapping a third of their team, it was the victorious Lions. While Robbie Deans has backed the side that went within an errant divot of victory last time out by only making two enforced changes; Kurtley Beale moving up from the bench to replace concussion case Berrick Barnes and Joe Tomane coming in for the injured Digby Ioane, it wa
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