Saracens prop Vincent Koch

Springbok prop Vincent Koch backs his Sarries mates to step up

SARACENS prop Vincent Koch believes his club colleagues’ recent form means they deserve to be in the Lions squad when it’s named on Thursday.
While Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje are certain to be in the party picked by Warren Gatland to take on Koch and the world champions, doubts have been cast over the likes of Jamie George and the Vunipola brothers after a below-par Six Nations.
Koch believes they’ve put their disappointments with England behind them and should be in Gatland’s travelling party.
“I really hope they get selected,” the 31-year-old said. “I know there was a bit of heat going...

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