New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has not ruled out the possibility of Jonah Lomu making an appearance at next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
The giant wing, who is working his way back to fitness after shoulder surgery and a kidney transplant, was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Games which he credited as being "the biggest highlight of my career".
Tietjens said he had not discussed Games selection with Lomu but told The Sunday Star-Times: "He's been in the team before and if he can get fit there is no reason why he couldn't make the team."
Radike Samo, one of only two players still playing top level rugby in Australia who placed against the 2001 British & Irish Lions, will return to top flight action with Queensland Reds against the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday.
British & Irish Lions hookers Dylan Hartley and Tom Youngs will fight out their own private duel in the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham on Saturday and then become team mates for the next six weeks a day later.
Lions skipper Sam Warburton says the lessons he and his Welsh colleagues learnt in Australia last summer will stand them in good stead for their return visit with Britain and Ireland's elite next month.
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