Woodward: Brave selection calls need to be made by Gatland and Co.

Woodward: Brave selection calls need to be made by Gatland and Co.

Sir Clive Woodward has called on Warren Gatland to make changes in his back three as well as in the halfbacks for the third test against the Springboks on Saturday. 

With the Series tied 1-1 after the Springboks victory over the Lions, Woodward says the Lions 'must go for extreme pace' and added that both Dan Biggar and Owen Farrell should be dropped.


"The Lions have to go for broke. It must be Finn Russell if fit or Marcus Smith at fly-half," he wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"And whichever of those two doesn’t start needs to be on the bench. I’m a huge Owen Farrell fan but he offered no threat off the bench on Saturday, he just continued in the same vein as Dan Biggar.

"Liam Williams, Louis Rees-Zammit, Josh Adams and Elliot Daly must all come into play. The theme must be extreme pace in everything the Lions do.


"Change the atmosphere of the contest. The last two months of the Premiership season were lit up by sides playing the ‘you score four tries, we will score five’ style of rugby.

"Try to drag the Boks into a game they don’t want to play, that they don’t feel comfortable with. 


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