Warburton Lions’ best choice as skipper

Sam Warburton
Sam Warburton

 

After several false starts because of injury, Sam Warburton made his Lions debut in Brisbane.

He led that victorious side out against the Reds as he will again tonight against the Waratahs, while the chorus grows about whether he will return to wear the No7 Wales jersey for the opening test in Brisbane.

Loose forward is one area where the Lions have an abundance of choice with Dan Lydiate, Sean O’Brien, Justin Tipuric, Tom Croft, Jamie Heaslip and Toby Faletau in a tremendous selection battle with Warburton.

Warburton, Croft and Heaslip begin tonight’s game with Lydiate the backup on the bench.

-NZ Herald