Owen Farrell lions Training

Warren Gatland has now confirmed Owen Farrell’s fitness for the Al Blacks fixtures.

Gatland has said; “Owen could have played on Saturday. Had it been a Test match he would have played,” but they simply didn’t want to risk it. This is certainly a bit of a nerve settler for the Lions, as they continue to improve from their poor start to the tour.

They beat the New Zealand Maori’s 32-10 in a convincing performance on Saturday, making it 3 wins out of 5 so far. They face the Chiefs tomorrow in their final warm up game before the first test; kicking off at 8.35am, with coverage as usual on Sky Sports from 8am.