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@621 "The Lions are finished" - oh dear. This comment is always trotted out & is so badly informed it's embarrassing. Try researching the impact the Lions has on the host nation firstAs for the Scottish players not getting selected - try reading Scot Hastings article before getting all upset. He is one of your own!
Terrible decision, WG is so clearly biased against anyone not welsh or kiwi...!! All well & good saying he got a draw against NZ, we should have won 3-0 if a decent coach was selected last time. Shame on the Lions board, wont support them again.
621/2 I'd say professional rugby killed the Lions. I used to love Lion's tours as a boy with 25 matches, 4 tests, 30 players, a manager, a coach and a physio. SCW had 45 players + replacements (less Scots than WG ), 30+ non playing staff and 10 games! Also, now the provincial teams are weakened by international commitments. The Lions had lost their soul a long time before WG.
@621I fully understand where you're coming from but as an English fan I sincerely hope that doesn't happen. Yes the way Gatland treated the Scots on the last tour was a disgrace. The ultimate insult being to offer Townsend a job as assistant to one of his assistants but playing for the Lions is still a great honour, albeit diminished slightly by WG. Would love to see more Scots get that honour
Scots players need to decline any invitation (it will be token anyway). SRU need to support this and concentrate on our own domestic and international teams. WG does not give a monkeys about our players whether they deserve a place or not. The Lions are dead because of WG. It may take another tour or so, but the damage has been done and is irreversible.!The Lions are finished.
617..if he did pick a glut of Scots for the Lions for political reasons and many of them returned injured and/or out of form, you'd throw your toys out of the pram about that!
@617 - Right on brother!! And, if you're unfortunate enough to sit on a thistle - they can sting ya bumm!! So, why can't the Scots replace the thistle on their emblematic Scottish Badge with a rosy red bumm cheeks instead - aka, sitting on a thistle and suffering stingy bumm syndrome. Besides, the Scots in kilts during battle were renowned for mooning the enemy - so a pro quo!
@614 - I had to think hard about this, but the resemblance is kind of uncanny really - is the REAL EJ Smeagol? Does he see the Grand Slam as his "Rugby - My Precious?" Maybe all he needs is a good Ros Biff sarnie with hoarse caddish source and he'd be all England-ready again !!! There's only one WARREN GATLAND !!!!!
The SRU need to make a stand. Walk off the field and ask for the thistle to be removed from the badge. Totally humiliated by WG in 2017. Prevent it from happening again! We do not need it!
WG had the top try scorer on the last tour (Tommy Seymour) to pick for the last test and didn’t even have the lad In the squad! How is that good management? Can’t see much changing for the next tour , I predict a whitewash by the Sarf Africans! Should be a fantastic tour to get to though.
Well, let's just hope that the players can come up with the goods despite Garland......again.
OK: Let's play a game:OPTION A: A TURNIPOPTION B: EDDIE JONESOPTION C: GARDEN GNOME (Tricky)OPTION D: SMEAGOL (my precious)Which one is the REAL Eddie Jones?
If I am not mistaken, Wales are currently World Ranked No. 02. Oh, and Gatland coached them. No wonder England want the best, and are trying to recruit him. I mean, they have steady Eddy Jones, who's as consistent and reliable as the Bus Timetable in any town or city in Britain. That is why Gats is the No.01 choice for the Lions - I mean where's the beef? It's pure logic.
Ross - @609: well, you can always get your laptop out and go to the basement or the space bedroom and be entertained online can't you. Nothing like a bit of privacy and a laptop eh?! ;-)
@50 calGive me a shout once you end up in the top 3 of the 6 nations table.I won't hold my breath.
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