Lions Fans Call For A Late Call Up Who Could Make A Real Difference
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Get this man on a plane.
One of the biggest shock omissions from Warren Gatland’s Lions squad was England lock Joe Launchbury. The Wasps man was arguably the best second-row in the Six Nations this year, but was overlooked by Gatland.
After another lacklustre game from Alun Wyn Jones, Lions fans have been calling for Launchbury to be called up, as they feel he’s the type of player that could add real value to the Lions front-five against the All Blacks.
Here are just some of the Tweets calling for the Wasps forward to get a late call-up.
— // RYAN // (@ryan_whiteman) June 24, 2017
Was just about to say how good launchbury would have played today. Then Teo is taken off… Gatland you are lost mate.
— John McManus (@johnwcmac) June 24, 2017
Brave performance by the #LionsNZ2017 but Kiwis just outclassed. Still dont understand what Wyn Jones brings that Launchbury doesnt.
— Jon Gleeson (@jon_gleeson) June 24, 2017
— Darren Bovill (@BovDaz) June 24, 2017
*takes pin out of grenade*
Launchbury would make a real difference to this team.
— Blood & Mud (@bloodandmud) June 24, 2017