Tadhg Furlong Responds To Talks Of Lions Selection The Only Way He Can


They don’t come much more humble and grounded than Tadhg Furlong.

The Ireland and Leinster tighthead burst on the scene in the November internationals, famously sitting down three All Blacks in the shape of Owen Franks, Kieran Read and Brodie Retallick.

He’s now pencilled in by most pundits as shoe-in for the Lions this summer, and potentially the starting Test tighthead. The Wexford native starts his first Six Nations game on Saturday as Ireland take on Scotland and has responded to Lions talk the only way he can.


I find that embarrassing because I only played three games in the autumn,” Furlong said.

“I don’t see myself there yet. Clearly it is a dream for every rugby player but I feel I have a lot to prove to myself in the Six Nations.

Maybe then you can start targeting it but I think it is dangerous to start thinking about anything like that right now.”

Grounded as you like. Something tells us though, as embarrassing as it may be for Furlong right now, they pundits may be right.

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