"Farrell would be a waste" - Austin Healey picks his Lions bolters | Ruck

“Farrell would be a waste” – Austin Healey picks his Lions bolters

Austin Healey believes Warren Gatland should take Marcus Smith instead of Owen Farrell as a wildcard, with Dan Biggar and Finn Russell as the other fly-halves.

Writing in his column for the Telegraph, he revealed the five ‘outsiders’ he would name in his squad.

1. Marcus Smith

Healey wrote:  “Why not take Smith as a wildcard, with Biggar and Russell being your other fly-halves. Smith’s goal-kicking has been excellent, and defensively he doesn’t shirk any contact. And he would keep the Lions tradition of taking an uncapped player going.”

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