Courtney Lawes On The ‘Unlikely Bromance’ Tadhg Furlong Has Formed On Tour


England and Northampton Saints forward Courtney Lawes was up for Lions media duties today and revealed that a rather unlikely cross-country bromance has already formed within the squad.

In 2017, James Haskell and Sean O’Brien had us in tears for the duration of the tour with their hilarious videos, and this time around we’re hoping we’ll get to see something similar between Tadhg Furlong and Tom Curry who are spending a lot of time together, according to Lawes.

Lawes, who will start in the back-row this weekend against the Lions, says the pair are getting on “far better” than he anticipated and are a “match made in heaven.”

Hooker Jamie George couldn’t speak highly of Furlong when he was up for media duties earlier this week but it seems the Wexford man has ditched his fellow front-rower for flanker, Curry.

“Tadhg Furlong and Tom Curry actually,” Lawes said when asked about any cross-country bromances on tour so far.

“They’re getting on far better than I anticipated.

“They’re really spending some time together. A match made in heaven!”

In terms of the tour itself so far and the challenges the squad are facing, with South Africa gone back into lockdown over rising COVID-19 cases, Lawes said it’s tough not having any fans there.

“Yeah definitely,” Lawes said when asked if he thinks this tour feels different to four years ago.

“I think my kinda most memorable thing from the last Lions tour was just how amazing the fans are. I’d never really seen anything like it, the dedication and the support you get from the Lions fans… I don’t think you get it in any team anywhere else in the world. 

“Obviously, we are missing that. It’s a massive shame and we feel that but the fact is that we’ve got to make the most of it and do what we can for the guys at home.”

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