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John Cooney's duel with Danny Care could have major say in battle for unlikely Lions spot when Ulster face Harlequins

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Could John Cooney and Danny Care cause a Lions shock from outside international rugby?

Could John Cooney and Danny Care cause a Lions shock from outside international rugby?

Could John Cooney and Danny Care cause a Lions shock from outside international rugby?

At the best of times, an inconspicuous British and Irish Lions coach in the spring of a touring year is something of a contradiction in terms.

As it is in 2021, sitting alone in an otherwise empty stadium, Warren Gatland spending his first afternoon after the conclusion of the Six Nations at Ashton Gate last Saturday was always likely to grab plenty of attention.

Having worked through the last two months to run the rule over those aspirant tourists going toe-to-toe in the colours of their national sides, the assumption is that the former Wales and Ireland head coach was taking in some Premiership action in an effort to cast his net wider.


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