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Rory Best says selecting former Ulster team-mate Iain Henderson is the Lions’ best chance of success

Rory Best says selecting former Ulster team-mate Iain Henderson is the Lions’ best chance of success

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Rory Best says selecting former Ulster team-mate Iain Henderson is the Lions’ best chance of success

Two-time British and Irish Lion Rory Best believes the side’s greatest chance of victory in Saturday’s first Test against the Springboks comes with a starting second-row of Iain Henderson and Maro Itoje.

The return of tour captain Alun Wyn Jones to the fold last weekend despite dislocating a shoulder only three weeks prior has given head coach Warren Gatland a real selection headache ahead of the game in Cape Town.


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