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Agreed, I think shipping 41 unanswered points is punishment enough.
2 Years, 11 Months ago
Brian O'Driscoll on today's win:
"I'm delighted, it’s been a rollercoaster week for me but it’s all about being a part of it… I will always have it on my CV and the negatives will be forgotten. Huge credit goes to the players, the management and staff."
Respect is due to a great player, great man and great servant to the Lions over the years. On this occasion he didn't suit the game plan, which involved a dominant scrum and as many of the biggest, hardest ball-carriers as possible - hence Roberts, Davies and then Tuilagi in midfield. The close selections were decided not by nationality but by this plan bar one exception (Bowe for Cuthbert).
The plan worked. Some commentators are still patronising BOD as if he should have been carried in the side somehow to avoid hurting his feelings. With 15min left I'd have liked to have brought him on to rapturous applause, but when the selection was made no one could know we'd be 18 pts in front by then. Part of greatness is putting the team ahead of personal ambition. Brian gets that and is truly great.
3 Years, 7 Months ago
Gutsy, if he'd miss-timed it that could have been a nasty bounce!
3 Years, 8 Months ago
I was with you for a bit there, but Tualagi is injured, and Hogg's good but behind Halfpenny, so battling Zebo, Maitland etc for only a bench spot. Maitland may have ousted Zebo only to have a token Scot. Cuthbert never seems outstanding, but his minutes-per-try stat is phenomenal. Whatever you think of it, when Gatland's in doubt he picks a bruiser, and it's an instinct that usually serves him well. He explained why he picked Corbisiero, and if you don't agree that you need to start your best scrummager, can I suggest you re-watch the 1st Lions test of '09?
3 Years, 8 Months ago
I assume it's the same as soccer in England; it's league is probably the best in the world, but the national team suffers as a result.
3 Years, 11 Months ago
I agree with Guy, he'd said enough afterwards to suggest the red was justified. But as a Welshman it's a shame, because Parisse is an outstanding player, and assuming Wales win this weekend, his absence will have taken a little of the shine off it.
4 Years, 6 Days ago
Sounded like he was a product of Rugby's first civil partnership.
4 Years, 1 Week ago
Looking forward to the Wales / NZ rematch.
That's harsh - to qualify as top seeds and then have to play the Blackness again in the semis.
Still, I don't think the win was a fluke. If they have the self belief they will do it again.
4 Years, 8 Months ago
When Dylan Hartley's gumshield comes out, they rinse the turf.
4 Years, 11 Months ago
What a hit on the Irish outside centre to set up THAT off-load for JD's try. Bowe had some gorgeous moments too. Bradley Davies' tackle was way worse than Ferris'. SF was a bit unlucky, BD was very lucky. The back-row battle was immense and BOD badly missed. Two great teams very closely matched giving everything. The best match I've seen for ages.
5 Years, 3 Weeks ago