"I've done what I could have done" - Luke Cowan-Dickie hopes for Lions Test role

"I've done what I could have done" - Luke Cowan-Dickie hopes for Lions Test role

British and Irish Lions hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie believes he has done everything within his power to claim a spot in the match 23 for the tests against South Africa.

Cowan-Dickie shone brightest in the final game before the tests as the Lions dispatched the challenge of the Stormers.


The English hooker spoke of his chances of making the test side after the game.

"I've done what I could have done, from the previous games and against the Stormers, to put my best foot forward. But if it's not enough I'll have to take it on the chin," said Cowan-Dickie

"I didn't have the most game time at the start because of coming into camp a bit late with the Exeter players, so to get another start here was massive for me. I'm trying to play as many minutes as I can on the tour and see how it goes.

"I think I have been playing reasonably OK. It has been going well for me so far. The main thing is that the set-piece is going well, the line-outs have been going well.

"I think I did put a foot closer forward to potentially getting into the 23. But if I don't get into the 23, all I want is for the boys to win.

"It's exciting and it was good to get over the line, but there were 22 other guys who were outstanding. I'm just excited to see what next week brings.

"It would be amazing to get a Test under my belt, but for me it's about winning the Test series.

"The coach is going to pick the best 23 and if I'm not involved in that, as long as we go out and do the job, I'll be just as happy."

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