Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Lions get wrong King?
There's no doubt he's a good coach and was clearly favourite for the role, but there's something that sticks in the throat about having to have a Kiwi lead a Lions tour.
I don't think of myself as a xenophobe, but the Lions job really should be the ultimate ambition for any coach on these islands whereas Wazza's ultimate ambitions undoubtedly lie elsewhere, as did those of the Right Reverend Graham Henry before him.
By appointing Gatland I can't help feeling that we are effectively helping him enhance his knowledge and experience for the day he takes over the main job in the Land of the Long White Cloud which, frankly, is the last thing we should be doing.