Tim Visser has Lions in his sights
Tim Visser says the 2013 Lions tour is one of his major goals despite the fact that he only made his international debut in the summer.
The Edinburgh wing has been in sensational form so far this season, scoring six tries in three games at the start of the RaboDirect Pro12 campaign.
Visser has finished as the league’s top try scorer three years running and was rewarded with a Scotland call up when he qualified on residency grounds partway through the recent tour of Australia, Fiji and Samoa.
And now, having loved his first taste of top-level rugby, the 25-year-old Dutch-born flyer admits representing Britain and Ireland’s elite is the ultimate aim, even if he is fully aware that he has plenty to focus on prior to squad selection next spring.
“I’d be lying if I said the Lions tour wasn’t one of my goals,” Visser wrote on RugbyBlog.
“Every Home Nations player dreams of a call up for the tour, but all I can do is focus on Edinburgh Rugby and playing as well as I can, and then the rest will look after itself."
“I’ve been pleased with my form so far. Scoring six tries in three games is a great strike rate (I wasn’t involved against Leinster), but there’s so much more to rugby than scoring tries."
“I’m my own worst critic, and I know I have a lot to work on, particularly coming into the wet months over the winter – and here in Edinburgh, the weather certainly plays a part."
“(Edinburgh head coach) Michael Bradley keeps me abreast of the things I have to improve on and what will be important in the EMC Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga if I’m selected."
“I’ve only had a small taste of international rugby on the summer tour, and being able to play at Murrayfield Stadium in November would be incredible.”
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