Smith awaits results of x-ray

British & Irish Lions prop Tom Smith is sweating on the results of an x-ray after his club Northampton's 37-9 European Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulouse on Friday night. [more]

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British & Irish Lions prop Tom Smith is sweating on the results of an x-ray after his club Northampton’s 37-9 European Cup quarter-final defeat to Toulouse on Friday night.

Smith, a veteran of the 1997 tour to South Africa and the 2001 series in Australia, was hoping to make it a hat-trick of Lions trips when Sir Clive Woodward announces his squad for this summer’s tour to New Zealand in little more than a week.

But the Scotland international’s selection is now in doubt with both he and Saints team-mate Andrew Blowers requiring scans after picking up injuries in the first half of Friday’s defeat.

Northampton head coach Budge Pountney said: "Losing Andrew was a big blow because he’s a very experienced Test player.

"We’re waiting on the results from x-rays for him and Tom."

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