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He has had to wait for his chance to cement his Wales spot with Sam Warburton previously ahead of him in the pecking order but against England they dovetailed in the back row to superb affect, as both staked their claim for a Lions place.
But the 23-year-old Osprey is adamant all that has mattered through the RBS 6 Nations is Wales’ defence of their title.
“I don't think anybody is thinking about the Lions when you are out on the field,” he said.
“Everybody just wants to represent their country, especially against England, with the history behind it.
You grow up as a kid, seeing the big games between Wales and England played at the Millennium Stadium.
“There are names are flying about everywhere, there are so many good sevens out there, it's never going to be easy, but as a rugby player, to represent the British & Irish Lions is obviously the pinnacle of your career.
“If the Lions is meant to be then it is meant to be and that is how I see life in general. You just have to concentrate on the here and now, rather than what might happen then.
“You just have to stay grounded. You have to politely take the compliments but you can't take anything for granted.
“You just want to be the best player you can be. I am not the finished article and just have to keep working hard.”