Thursday, 7 February 2013
Pants on fire
At least that's what Rob Howley appears to believe having asked them to swallow today's announcement that their out-of-sorts, out-of -form captain (and former dead cert to lead the Lions this summer), Sam Warburton, will miss Saturday's match against the French in Paris with...wait for it...a shoulder injury.
The debate all week has been whether Wales' struggling skipper would be replaced by the in-form Justin Tipuric, with Warburton perhaps moving to the blindside to accomodate the Ospreys openside.
Dropping the Auckland Martyr entirely would surely be unthinkable but now, as if by magic and out of nowhere, comes news of a previously un-mentioned stinger injury. How very, very convenient.
This has got Warren Gatland written all over it.