Tracking the Lions: Who Will Make The Squad? Part Three

by Paul Cook - To be honest, week three of the 2013 Six Nations Championship failed to really deliver compared to the previous two rounds. There was still bags of intensity on show and the England – France game was certainly as brutal as they come but the pure excitement we saw in previous games was a tad lacking. Yes, the weather is a factor and blustery conditions in Edinburgh and another wet and wild experience in Rome were certainly not conducive to a running game but teams must also show the intent and desire to chance their arm at the opportune moment, rather than be bogged down by a default position that pre-determines pragmatism. In fairness, France were electric at times in their opening hour and Ireland showed an ability to break the Scottish line at will, if not an ability to profit from it but you did get the feeling that teams have got
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