Saints signing Corbisiero set to miss second Lions Test

SITTING OUT - Alex Corbisiero is set to miss the Lions' second Test on Saturday
SITTING OUT - Alex Corbisiero is set to miss the Lions' second Test on Saturday

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that Alex Corbisiero is unlikely to participate in Saturday’s second Test against Australia.

Corbisiero, who moves to Saints from London Irish this summer, started but could not complete the Lions’ 23-21 first Test victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane due to a tight calf.

And he now looks set to miss out as Gatland’s men head to Melbourne for the second game of the series this weekend.

Wales centre Jamie Roberts is also unlikely to take part in the game after being unable to play in the first Test due to a hamstring injury.

“At this stage it’s a little bit doubtful that they’ll be involved,” Gatland said.

Gatland revealed that Corbisiero and Roberts will be assessed on Thursday, when the team for the second Test at Etihad Stadium will be announced.

“Alex is struggling a little bit and Jamie is probably in the same boat. Both of them should be fine for the third Test, but at this stage......,” he said.

“We have a recovery day tomorrow when everyone’s off. Then we’ll look at seeing how they are on Thursday morning.

“The medics have been doing a fantastic job for us and they might be declared fit, but it’s doubtful.”