The One Thing Robbie Henshaw Is Looking Forward To In New Zealand Won’t Surprise You
Physicality and lots of it please.
British and Irish Lions centre Robbie Henshaw is relishing the physical confrontation of playing the All Blacks this summer. The Ireland centre, known for his physicality and willingness to put his body on the line, reckons he’ll feel right at home in New Zealand.
The All Blacks are known to bring that extra physical edge when needed, as seen in Dublin against Ireland, and Henshaw looks forward to it,
“It’s all part of it,” Henshaw told Stuff.
“To have that bit of niggle in rugby is needed and it gets both teams going. Me personally, I do like a bit of niggle in the game and it makes it more exciting to be involved in. The higher the physicality, the better for me.
“We tried to prime ourselves for what was to come and the onslaught as they were hurting from the first game.
“It’s going to be similar down there and we need to try our best to get off to a great start and do the business on them. There’s a lot of work to be done before then. Mentally we need to be prepared, it’ll be a mental battle down there.”
Big hits and hard lines. This is why we love rugby.