Attacking nature makes Denny Solomona a potential Lions contender - Jason Robinson

Denny Solomona was impressive for Sale Sharks this season
Denny Solomona was impressive for Sale Sharks this season

Former England international Jason Robinson believes Sale Sharks wing Denny Solomona can prove handy for the British and Irish Lions in their tour of New Zealand in June.

The controversial winger switched codes from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks this season and has amassed 11 tries in as many game since then for the Aviva Premiership side.

Reports emerging that Solomona is being monitored for a possible call-up in the summer tour of Argentina after having spent the required amount of years for England residency qualification.

“So, yeah he [Solomona] has got an outside chance, you always pick a bolter and he could be one of those," Robinson told ESPN.

“He's got the edge on some of the wingers in terms of what he can do and what he can bring.

"At the end of the day he's put himself in the shop window by scoring tries and going down to New Zealand, Warren Gatland is going to have to pick a team to really attack New Zealand, you won't go down and beat New Zealand by playing defensive rugby.

“He's [Solomona] actually got more experience than I had [coming into the 2001 tour].

“And I know there's people sort of saying it's too early for him he's not even been in the England squad but for me I started a Lions Test before I started an England Test match.”