Paul Stridgeon Lions 2017

The All Blacks host the Lions this weekend in what is to be the series decider after the Lions gave the All Blacks their first loss at home in eight years at the weekend, making it 1-1 in this years series.

The Lions are having two days rest before they get back into the high intensity training that the tour brings.

The Lions’ Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Stridgeon has backed the decision, after running it through with Gatland; saying, “We’ve done this in Wales a couple of times too; we did it in a big World Cup week with Wales and it paid off. Whenever we’ve done it we’ve performed well,” so if his prior recovery decisions are anything to go by, it should be another quality fixture if the Lions manage to keep up Saturdays standards.

Stridgeon went on to say; “We feel we took the All Blacks to a level in the second Test and we feel we’ll be able to go higher again this weekend.” and the Lions will go into the third test thinking the same, after Rowntree’s comments about the players getting a taste of the big time with the weekends win.

With the Lions having a glimpse of glory, who thinks they can come back from the tour victorious?