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British & Irish Lions squad announcement - Sam Warburton named as captain

Ow also, Beattie missing out was also a shame. Really don't rate Falateu and think both Beattie and Morgan should be on the plane ahead of him.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

British & Irish Lions squad announcement - Sam Warburton named as captain

Ryan Grant's omission is very disappointing. Especially when Stevens and Vinapolu selected ahead of him considering he is better in the scrum, defence and the loose.

Best should have been selected - had a ropey 6 Nations but consistently the best hooker in the competition for many years, excellent leader and played very well for Ulster for a number of years - has done a hell of a lot more than Hartley and Youngs.

I think Rowantree had a big influence on front 5 selection hence the English dominance. Very poor.

Baffled by the two fly halfs and three scrum halves - Connor Murray is a surprise to me. Laidlaw's flexibility and kicking reliance would have maybe swung things in his favour. Sexton and Farrell are going to be at a high risk of injury/fatigue.

So pleased to see Maitland and Hogg in there. Given the chance I think they'll tear the Aussies up and will be the "finds" of the tournament playing with teammates who can create the space for them.

While disappointed behind the squad 100% 'mon the Lions.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wesley Fofana scores outstanding try vs Toulouse after just 39 seconds

What a player. Pure joy to watch.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Jason Robinson picks BOD as captain in starting British & Irish Lions XV

Too many people are selecting with blinkers on and choosing people based on past reputation. Hopefully Gatland will have more sense. Not going to be an easy job for him - don't envy his selection at all. What I do know is regardless of who is picked (even if I disagree with the choice) and where they come from I'll be behind them 100%. C'mon the Lions.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Jason Robinson picks BOD as captain in starting British & Irish Lions XV

Yes Ryan Grant. Do none of you watch Scotland games? Outstanding in every test match (autumn internationals and six nations) and has been immense for Glasgow in Rabo Direct. Can scrum, run, pass and tackle. Not a total meathead and will start the tests.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Jason Robinson picks BOD as captain in starting British & Irish Lions XV

Denton was quite because Johnnie Beattie was playing. Who rampaged with ball in hand put in massive hits in defence and did the hard stuff at the rucks and mauls. Playing very well in France. On the plane. And probably starting no. 8

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Jason Robinson picks BOD as captain in starting British & Irish Lions XV

Eh? Ryan Grant will probably start in the test team. He's much better than the gym monkey Cian Healey. Try and see the highlights on the Glasgow v Osprey game on Friday night. He was up against Jones and more than held his own. You've read it here first folks. Also Beattie will be on the plane. Laidlaw might also make it along. And Tim Visser and Sean Maitland both have big shouts. Denton, not a chance.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Jason Robinson picks BOD as captain in starting British & Irish Lions XV

Under the high balls yes. Hogg's counter attacking was (and is) better. Both on the plane ahead of Kearney.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

James Downey's huge hit on Mike Brown at The Stoop

Downey has always been a good solid 12. Does the hard yards and is strong in defence. Surprised he's not been involved in the Irish setup more often.

1 Year, 1 Week ago

Ref Cam makes it's debut in the Top 14 with Romain Poite

The shots of him running behind the try being scored were superb. Getting to the running lines and support play was excellent.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

 
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