After spending long periods of this season on the sidelines, Bath and England winger Anthony Watson is now looking forward to the British & Irish Lions tour this summer.
“I’ve been rooming with Stuart Hogg.” revealed Watson to the Telegraph.
“He’s a pretty good first roommate, although he snores a bit! I asked him about the fines, that is what I was most worried about so I am just going to try to be whiter than white! We have spoken mostly about this year’s tour.
“I asked him about the fines, that is what I was most worried about so I am just going to try to be whiter than white! We have spoken mostly about this year’s tour.
“There is a lot to be learned from the last Lion series, but this will be entirely different. It will be the toughest of tours, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Watson missed the start of the Six Nations with a hamstring injury and the versatile back admitted that missing the Lions tour had been on his mind.
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) 18 May 2017
“I missed a lot of game time and missing the Lions came into my mind a little bit,” said Watson, speaking at the Lions’ training camp on the outskirts of Cardiff this week.
“But first and foremost I wanted to get back playing for England. If I had not managed that, I don’t think there would have been much chance I’d have been picked. I was delighted to be selected for a squad that is steeped in history. It means a lot to me and my family.”