Gatland 'confident' over Farrell fitness for Lions

Owen Farrell
Chiefs v British and Irish Lions
Venue: FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton Date: Tuesday, 20 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST
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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he is “confident” fly-half Owen Farrell will be fit for the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Farrell, 25, was set to be on the bench in the 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday but was withdrawn after a quadriceps injury in training.

He will not feature on Tuesday against the Chiefs, with Gatland naming the six recent call-ups among his replacements.

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