Sam Warburton sensationally backtracks on backing Itoje as Lions captain after criticism online
By Rugby Onslaught

Sam Warburton sensationally backtracks on backing Itoje as Lions captain after criticism online

Former Lions captain Sam Warburton has sensationally backtracked on his claim that he thinks Maro Itoje should be the British & Irish Lions captain.

Yesterday, Warburton spoke to the BBC saying that he would back the England and Saracens star as captain of one of the greatest rugby teams ever.

Itoje had a tough Six Nations but came back strong for Saracens against Bedford last weekend in the Championship.

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Sam Warburton sensationally went back on his claims today after receiving a lot of pushback on his claims that he would name Itoje captain in his team.

This led the former Wales and Lions captain to sensationally backtrack on these claims.

He instead said that he did not like the question about Lions captains, and instead wanted to focus on the different candidates that would be suitable for the job.

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