British and Irish Lions: Sam Warburton waits on results of scan on sore hamstring

Last Updated: 01/07/13 8:44am

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Sam Warburton: Stayed in Melbourne for further assessment

Sam Warburton: Stayed in Melbourne for further assessment

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Sam Warburton must wait to see if he is fit for the deciding Test with Australia after undergoing a scan on his injured hamstring.

The British and Irish Lions captain was forced off before the end of Saturday's 16-15 defeat to Australia which set up a series decider in Sydney next weekend.

Warburton stayed in Melbourne while his team-mates flew to the Queensland coast and is due to find out on Monday if he has been passed fit.

Speaking after the Melbourne defeat he said: "I've got a sore hamstring.

"I'm not sure, I haven't done it before. This is a new injury, so I'm not too sure to be honest."

Lions coach Warren Gatland felt Warburton's departure, which came with his side in the lead, was a key factor Australia's win.

He said: "I thought Sam was brilliant at the breakdown, particularly in the first half, when we had a number of turnovers. I think that was the difference between the two sides.

"It was a big loss when he came off. Dan Lydiate had run himself into the ground and we probably would have brought Dan off and Tom Croft on for him.

"Unfortunately Sam has picked up that injury which has perhaps changed the momentum a bit."

Prop Alex Corbisiero and centre Jamie Roberts, who both missed Saturday's game, are expected to be fit for Sydney.

"People like Alex Corbisiero and Jamie Roberts will go hard (in training) tomorrow (Monday) and hopefully be right for full training on Wednesday," said Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell.

Farrell confirmed that the Lions will give an update on Warburton's fitness on Monday.

"Coming off in a Test match like that is devastating. As a captain you want to be there for your troops and lead from the front, especially in the dying minutes of the game," Farrell said.

"He's disappointed with that, but he's in good spirits because we have a big week ahead of us with a Test match to win. He's gone for a scan and will find out the results later."

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