RUGBY UNION: Wilkinson's warning of Test intensity.
The Lions play the penultimate match before a three-Test series against New Zealand, when they tackle Otago in Dunedin tomorrow. And, while all fixtures so far - Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, New Zealand Maori and Wellington - have challenged the Lions, supporting head coach Sir Clive Woodward's view of there being no easy games, the All Blacks are waiting to crank things up a few gears.
'Test matches are one-offs in themselves, and the first Test against Australia four years ago showed that.
' When the pressure is really on, and these big games come around and they really do mean the be-all and end-all, that's when you need your big performances.
'There are players here that you would expect it from.'
Wilkinson remains favourite for the Test fly-half berth in Christchurch tomorrow week, but it could prove a close encounter, with both Charlie Hodgson and Stephen Jones breathing down his neck