Nigel Owens picks his five nailed on Lions STARTERS, including his captain - Page 3 of 5 - Ruck

Nigel Owens picks his five nailed on Lions STARTERS, including his captain

3. Maro Itoje (England)

  • Age: 26
  • Position: Second-row

Owens said: “He is someone who plays right on the edge. That is what makes him such a great player. He must be so difficult to play against but he is also difficult to referee and I mean that with the utmost respect. He plays with passion and on the line.

“One of my concerns with him being Lions captain just yet is the number of penalties he gives away.”

DID YOU KNOW? As a schoolboy, Itoje played several sports including basketballfootballrugby and athletics, representing England at U17 level in shot put

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