Wells: Andy’s a Goode guy for Lions

Leicester boss John Wells believes in-form Tigers fly-half Andy Goode deserves to be picked ahead of Jonny Wilkinson for the Lions tour to New Zealand. [more]

Lions Australia Tour 2013

Leicester boss John Wells believes in-form Tigers fly-half Andy Goode deserves to be picked ahead of Jonny Wilkinson for the Lions tour to New Zealand.

Goode produced a commanding display in the 45-15 destruction of Zurich Premiership title rivals Sale, scoring a try and kicking 15 points as well as making a try for Alesana Tuilagi.

Wells said: "There are a lot of quality number 10s around but I believe you should pick on form and Jonny, to be quite honest, has done nothing since kicking a drop goal in the World Cup final against Australia.

"In my book, it would be wrong to pick a guy on promise alone when someone like Andy has been playing so well in the Premiership this season.

"The fact that Andy is the in-form kicking fly-half in the Six Nations ought to stand him in good stead."

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Lewis Moody, Leon Lloyd, Martin Johnson and Tom Varndell also touched down for Leicester as the Premiership leaders took control either side of half-time.

Sale wing Mark Cueto replied with a try in each half.

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