Lions up against it - McGeechan
Sir Ian McGeechan has admitted the British and Irish Lions will be up against it when they tour Australia next summer.
The former Lions coach has been impressed with the Wallabies this summer, as they managed to bounce back from a shock defeat to Scotland, to record a whitewash win in the three-game series with Wales last month.
Now there is less than 12 months to go until the Lions get set for their next tour of the southern hemisphere and McGeechan is fully expecting the best of Britain and Ireland to be up against it when they face Australia in their own backyard.
He said: "Although Australia are the second strongest side in my view, whether that is still the case in 12 months is the big question as form and teams can change.
"Australia have a talented group of players and they will have been playing together and working hard for this Lions tour. That is the challenge for the Lions to deal with.
"If the Lions lose one or two matches in the build-up then that doesn't matter. It is about building combinations and pulling the players together ahead of the Test matches."