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Last updated: 06/14/21 23:14

Stuart Hogg regularly dazzles for Scotland

Welsh winger Josh Adams has said playing alongside Scotland captain Stuart Hogg is one of the things he looks forward to the most on the Lions tour this summer.

Adams has scored 17 tries in just 32 tests for Wales while Hogg is recognized as a brilliant attacking full-back runner.

Both players were part of the Lions’ 37-man squad for the trip to South Africa and are among many potential contenders for places in the bottom three.

And when asked which of his Lions teammates he wanted to play the most with, Adams replied, “Probably someone like Stuart Hogg from Scotland.

“He’s got a bit of an X factor about him, doesn’t he? He always takes a weird break from the full-back. He’s an exciting player.

“He’s someone you can try out a few times by just floating around and getting on his shoulder.”

If Adams is selected for the Test team, he will be animated by the memory of the 2019 World Cup, when Wales were knocked out in the semi-finals by South Africa, who went on to be crowned world champions. .

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Josh Adams (right) celebrates one of his 17 tries for Wales

“There is obviously a bit of motivation for me,” said Adams, whose team lost 19-16 to Yokohama.

“We got excruciatingly close with the kick in the last couple of minutes but, again, I’m in a different environment now.

“It’s a different team with new ideas coming from everyone. You have to park this and take it as a fresh start. We see it as a series of three tests.

“There is a little motivation personally, but as a collective it’s a new beginning.

Twenty-six players gathered in Jersey on Sunday as the Lions entered a two-week camp that culminates in the pre-season game against Japan at Murrayfield on June 26.

Meetings, gym work and a skills session were filled Monday morning while the afternoon was spent in a training run in the 27 degree heat.

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Chris Harris hopes Scottish footballers can bounce back from loss in their first Euro 2020 game

In preparation for the tour and in South Africa itself, the Lions will operate in a strict bubble environment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland center Chris Harris has said a zero tolerance approach will be applied by the players.

“It was established very early on before we met and got together,” Harris said. “We were told to wear our masks.

“We know how vigilant we have to be and how strict we have to be.

“We have to call each other if someone doesn’t follow the protocols. It’s really important that we do that because we can’t risk catching it and risk spreading.”

A social committee has already been convened with a key date looming on the agenda on Friday when England face Scotland in the group stage of Euro 2020.

“The game will take place in the team hall. The game against Scotland took place in the team hall this (Monday) afternoon,” said Harris.

“It was an unfortunate loss, but hopefully there will be a rebound next week. All the football will be played in the team hall when possible.

“There are boys who love football who will watch this. It is something that is put forward and that we can do together.”

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