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Warburton worry for Lions

29th May 2013 10:11


SKY_MOBILE Sam Warburton

Picked up a knock: Sam Warburton

The Lions may have to do without skipper Sam Warburton for their opening tour match against the Barbarians on Saturday.

The flanker picked up a knock during the team's opening training session at the Aberdeen Sports Ground in Hong Kong and may not be risked for the clash as a result.

Should Warburton be unable to wear the number seven jersey, Justin Tipuric is likely to get an early chance to impress.

Lions coach Warren Gatland will announce the team to face the Barbarians on Thursday.