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Lions Watch - Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall

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.

see also
Ireland 14-13 England
28 Feb 09 |  Rugby Union
Scotland 26-6 Italy
28 Feb 09 |  Scottish
France 21-16 Wales
27 Feb 09 |  Rugby Union

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