Following a disappointing start to the tour and with a clash against New Zealand on the horizon, it’s hard to think why anybody associated with the British & Irish Lions really wants to take on the Chiefs on Tuesday morning (UK time).
The top hat has been dusted off and we’re all set for another five days of brilliant racing at Royal Ascot and I’d say we’ve got quite a lot of strength in numbers and quality this year so hopefully there are a few winners among them.
Who says Germans don’t take tournament football seriously? Known for their ruthlessness and efficiency, Joachim Lowe has opted for a more experimental squad for the Confederations Cup, but despite that, there will be a number of high profile names playing for them against Australia on Monday afternoon.
It wouldn’t be England in an actual tournament, if a poor first match didn’t lead to slight panic of getting out of the group, but that’s the way it is as the national team head in to game two really in need of all three points.
The Confederations Cup is just round the corner once again as eight sides do battle in Russia, in a sort of warm up for next year’s World Cup to be hosted in the same country, as we all know. And these teams aren’t the likes of San Marino and Kazakhstan. The tournament will definitely be worth watching.