Tim Visser – If there is a chance of us winning – It is definitely now
SCOTLAND’s Tim Visser is looking forward to seeing his Scottish teammates get some game time in the current 2017 British and Lions team’s and says that if there is a chance of us winning, it is definitely now. Wooden Spoon had a chat with Tim.
- What’s your take on the Lion’s team?
The team has a really good selection of current Six Nations and past Lions so there is some great talent and experience in the team.
- Do you think the team is in with a chance of winning?
If the Lions were ever with a chance of winning it is definitely now. I think it will be tight and will come down to the last test. The All Blacks have been on the top of their game for a number of years now so now might be the time we can steal a win, especially with some of the excellent players we have in the Lions team and the All Blacks recently suffering with injuries.
- Are there any particular players to look out for?
Everyone who stood out in the Six Nations. Owen Farrell is at the top of his game right now. Maro Itoje is a really physical player and is likely to do wonders too.
The All Blacks have class written all over them. Beauden Barrett is my one to watch.
All in all it is going to be a world-class tournament.
- Have you spoken to your Scotland teammates since selection?
I have spoken to Greig Laidlaw to wish him well following his recent selection. It has been a lifelong dream for him to play for the Lions and he was gutted to miss out last time. He thought that chance had gone. We are both devastated for Ben Youngs and his family, but Greig is honoured to be selected in Ben’s absence. I am looking forward to him getting some game time.
I haven’t spoken to Stuart Hogg but he is a world-class player and I know he will do really well. NB. After the interview, Stuart has pulled out due to injury.
- What are your thoughts on Sam Warburton as captain?
Sam Warburton has struggled a bit with injury lately but he will do really well as he is a great guy and a great captain.
Injuries have meant that Wales’ performance has not been as clear cut recently but Sam had great success as captain for the Lions in Australia for the previous tour. Why change a winning formula?
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