Injured Lions trio will be fit for decider
The players have been given until Wednesday to prove their fitness for the game against Australia.
MUMBAI - The British and Irish Lions are hopeful that three key injured players will recover in time to line up against Australia in the deciding third test in Sydney on Saturday.
Wales centre Jamie Roberts, scrumhalf Mike Phillips and England prop Alex Corbisiero were given until Wednesday to prove their fitness, Lions tour manager Andy Irvine told reporters on Tuesday.
"We're hoping that they will be ready. The final decision won't be taken until Wednesday," Irvine said.
The visitors will however take to the field for the series-deciding test without Captain Sam Warburton, who was ruled out of the Sydney showdown with a "significant" hamstring tear.
He sustained the injury late in Saturday's 16-15 second test defeat in Melbourne, as the Wallabies levelled up the series after the Lions had edged the opener in Brisbane.