Tindall's barnstorming break late on to set up Delon Armitage's try against Ireland reminded us that the rejuvenated 2003 World Cup winner is more than just a crash-ball merchant.
Underused as a playmaker by England, his experience and cool head, allied to an undoubted physical presence, may do a job for the Lions.
A growing groundswell of opinion that he should take over the England captaincy from Steve Borthwick helps the cause.
VERDICT: A long way from a Test starter at the moment but could prove a useful tourist.
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