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Warburton fit to roar on Saturday

Warburton fit to lead the Lions

Jun 06, 2013

Captain Sam Warburton has been declared fit to lead the Lions against the Queensland Reds on saturday, having missed the first two matches of the Lions Tour to Australia.

Warburton missed the 59-8 win against Barbarians in Hong Kong on 1 June and the 69-17 victory over Western Force in Perth on Wednesday with a niggling knee injury sustained in training.

He said: "I wish the game was tomorrow really. I am just dying to get out on the pitch. It can't come quick enough.

"Seeing the boys bringing their Lions jerseys back to the hotel after games has been tough, knowing they have that jersey to take home with them."

"It was just precautionary with Sam," said Gatland. "He would have started the first game, but this is a big game for him now and a big game for the team."

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