Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Build ‘em up, knock ‘em down

According to the Daily Fail one of the lessons learned from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies is that Christian Wade was out of his depth.

That’s right, the same Christian Wade who has been lighting up rugby pitches all season  from High Wycombe to Buenos Aries and who was thrust into a team featuring a three-quarter line who met for the first time 2 days before the match, with a fullback starting his first game of the tour, a fly-half playing his 2nd ever senior game in that position and behind a lethargic, malfunctioning pack.

And yet the Lions still only lost by 2 points to a team (albeit one missing its Wallabies) that tops the Super 15.

Nothing like a bit of perspective…

2 comments:

Benedict Barnes said...

TF am I completely paranoid in thinking that Gats whilst clearly wanting to win tue series in his extended all blacks audition, is also taking the opportunity to set back Eng as much as possible. 12t and Wade are hardly Gatland type players when he could have called up the like of Visser Lamont or even Ashton. Thank god Eng didn't have a third test other wise Eastmond would be picked in the next suicide mission

Zed said...

One cap before his Lions game. Is this the fastest ever "Build 'em up, knock 'em down?"