No Lions regrets for Russell, Dell

Finn Russell and Allan Dell have no hard feelings about being used so sparingly as British and Irish Lions mid-tour reinforcements.

The Scotland duo were among six late call-ups to bolster the squad following injuries to key individuals such as Ross Moriarty.

The Scottish pair played a combined total of 15 minutes from the bench in two-midweek games while the other four additions, all from Wales, did not feature at all.

All six are now due to leave the camp ahead of the remaining two Tests. 

Despite missing out on Scotland's June internationals, as a result, Finn and Russell insist they have no regrets about joining up with the tour and enjoyed the experience.

"It might never happen again," fly-half Russell told the BBC. "So you take it and make the most of it.

"I'm definitely glad I came out here; you'd really regret not coming out here.

"We've only been here 10 days, it's been so quick.

"We were on such a high after the Australia game, then we were flown out and one thing rolls into the other.

"I guess in time it will sink in what it really means to play for the Lions, once we're back home and have a bit more time to think it through.

"For the boys who were picked after the Six Nations, they had all the build-up, but for us, it was a very quick turnaround. So you just jump straight in and give it a go in a completely different environment.

"That's tough, but it's good fun, and it's been a good experience. It's a no-brainer that you come."

Edinburgh prop Dell played a 10-minute cameo in the Lions' 34-6 win over the Chiefs and said: "It's something you jump at and could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

"Obviously it wasn't as much time as we would have liked, and we haven't been able to show what we're fully capable of, but it's still fantastic.

"You don't come over wanting to just fill numbers, we're professionals, and you come over wanting to prove and to show you deserve to be in this scenario.

"That's the bit of frustration, but we understand we came in with a role and a job to play, and we're more than happy to fill that job and be a part of it."

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