Russell returns to Lions coaching after damage

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The British and Irish Lions have acquired a health increase with the information that fly-half Finn Russell is about to renew coaching on Monday and could possibly be in rivalry for this weekend’s second take a look at towards South Africa.

Scottish No. 10 Russell has been sidelined for a number of weeks with an Achilles downside and missed the 22-17 first take a look at win over the world champion Springboks on Saturday.

His return could possibly be well timed with the beginning fly-half within the first take a look at, Dan Biggar, having suffered a concussion, although Lions assistant coach Steve Tandy says the Welshman is on target to be accessible too.

“Dan goes by way of return-to-play protocols, he was good within the change room afterwards and is simply beginning to do these [protocols] now. All being properly, he will likely be accessible to coach once more on Thursday,” Tandy informed reporters on Monday.

“Finn will begin coaching with us right now, so he could possibly be within the combine for Saturday, however we [the coaches] will talk about all that this night.”

Tandy additionally stated prop Wyn Jones, who was compelled to withdraw from the opening take a look at within the three-game sequence on account of a shoulder damage, remained a doubt for the second recreation on the Cape City Stadium.

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