Nervy first test from the Lions - didn't gel fantastically as a team, but just did enough to deserve the win. Lots of positives - functioning, although not that ambitious, line out; only one free kick missed; well worked set piece try. »
You have to wonder what was going through Vincent Clerc's head. His team had secured the victory, Saubade had clearly lost possession, and Clerc could have avoided the challenge. Injury is an unfortunate part of rugby, but Clerc's senseless action should never be considered part of the game. A rare lapse of judgement by a good player, but it's a stupid challenge made shocking by it's consequences.
The fact that BOD has left it so late in his career to even consider a move abroad pays testament to his commitment to club and country as well as the Irish pay model of retaining their best players. »