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Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts' emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut

I'm quite surprised any of the players or the players friends even bothered trying to contact them about what the media is saying....

I remember reading a few of these claims of immediate selections or lack of selections and I had to start searching as nothing was saying where these claims were coming from, when I didn't find any information in particular I just started ignoring them, who knows whether they were troll driven, bookie driven or otherwise...

You'd have thought a mate of Roberts would have sat around with him having a beer or meal or whatever with him rather than going "@JRoberts M8 jst seen on interwebz tht u iz gna b pikd 4 d lionz" .....or however the f**k people tweet these days...

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Brian O'Driscoll and Ben Kay react to 2017 British and Irish Lions squad

What about to fans in general, do you rate him? I may have to retract the part on Kruis...

2 Months, 5 Days ago

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

That's a fair point 10/10, plus down in NZ the Lions need all the prowess and alertness they can muster because NZ I'm sure will love a chance to show their dominance against 4 NH teams at once...

2 Months, 5 Days ago

Gatland's Wales-heavy Lions squad flawed by simple numbers

"but since then playing for Wales they have recorded just two wins from 14 matches against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia"

Can than even be used as a stat? 2 wins against 3 opponents... Weren't both wins against South Africa? I mean, granted, I get your point regarding their record against the SH and you're trying to have some comparisons, which is pretty hard to do when it's "Yeh, Wales lost against the kiwis.....as did everyone else.." but fact remains, Wales 2016 win against SA was hardly surprising considering the poor Saffas have been butchered by political interference - I know that's not Wales fault and I dare say it was probably a hard day at the office, but still...

Seems to me Gatland has stuck with familiarity when plagued with anything near a 50-50 decision. For instance if you know that player X who you coach is really good, but you've never coached nor spoken to player Y who you see playing really good... it wouldn't be surprising to pick the familiar choice...






....I guess....

2 Months, 5 Days ago

Brian O'Driscoll and Ben Kay react to 2017 British and Irish Lions squad

One aspect of picking players I really don't understand which keeps getting mentioned is "midweek players"..... Why would you pick a team with midweek players in mind as well?

A lot of people have voiced their issues with the teams picked etc, perhaps Kay and Drico have made a fair point regarding selections, especially in the forwards... and with Launchbury not being included, who would you remove from the 2nd row to accommodate him? Or would you just add him in as well..? .. for me, I'm not convinced with AWJ, Kruis and Lawes... I think Lawes is a decent player, but seeing Itoje rip the park up was impressive... Kruis, maybe I was harsh here, but I don't see an awful lot of him playing generally, so maybe more my fault.. AWJ, great work horse, but nothing that J Gray couldn't have filled with work rate, and good leader? So is J Gray...

But to get back on point, I don't believe that some of the players picked are 10 out 10.... but some of the players omitted are 10 out of 10... so if for instance, Henderson, or Kruis or whatever, were picked because of midweek teams... then why??? Especially when you could argue Launchbury player 10 out of 10 could just be picked for midweek AND if you need a decent player to step up to test matches then he can do that too....

Te'o might be a good example of this.... why pick a really green player with the mind of "well he can fit in the midweek game" when you could perhaps pick some sublime players instead and then just have a headache deciding whether they play weekend, or midweek...

2 Months, 5 Days ago

Brian O'Driscoll and Ben Kay react to 2017 British and Irish Lions squad

He did play for the U21's though... Also he lived there until 2011.... so he's not like he was just born somewhere different... but anyway.. his choices..

2 Months, 5 Days ago

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

yeh...but a shiny nail stands out in a pile of poo....

2 Months, 5 Days ago

Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts' emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut

What about me? I didn't even get any build up on social media AND I wasn't included! I was basically ignored altogether from the Lions selections...

2 Months, 6 Days ago

Simon Zebo's prank on Conor Murray during Lions 2013 tour match!

*Rebels catch and drive and score from lineout*

Next ball Murray kicks will be zebos left testicle...

2 Months, 6 Days ago

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

LMAO, he picked Liam Williams too....

2 Months, 6 Days ago