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Croft has doubts over Lions

03rd February 2013 12:52

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Eyeing Argentina: Tom Croft

Tom Croft has talked down the chance of him making the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour and instead expects to be targeting an England touring place.

Leicester back-row Croft, who was excellent for the Lions against South Africa in 2009, has not played Test rugby for almost a year due to injury.

The 27-year-old returned to club rugby last month and was also named in England's Elite Player Squad, but does not think a Lions spot is likely.

"There's a Lions tour of Australia and an England tour to Argentina," Croft told the Rugby Paper.

"My goal is probably to get on that England tour. After the injury I've had, if I could squeeze in a Six Nations match or two that would be a bonus.

"Then, if I can have a good run of form, I might get a call for Argentina."