Tuesday, 5 November 2013

BOD snubbed again

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll is said to be “gutted” after having been left out of the Welsh team to play South Africa in Cardiff this weekend by Wales head coach Warren Gatland.

Universally regarded as the best player of his generation on the planet and widely expected to have been named Welsh captain this weekend, O’Driscoll will now have to make do with a place in the Ireland squad to face Samoa.

“ It was such a tight call,” admitted Gatland, “probably the toughest decision of my career, but I had to take into account the form of Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams and the fact that Brian is Irish”.

O’Driscoll’s supporters in Ireland have reacted furiously with former Ireland and Lions hooker Keith Wood describing Gatland as a "feckin eejit" and labelling the decision as "a terrible, awful, dreadful, woeful, diabolical mistake."

"There's definitely a pro-Welsh bias in selection. There are far too many Welsh players in this Wales team."

6 comments:

CCB said...

Where on earth does this animosity towards O'Driscoll come from? Let's just let the fellow finish his great career...

Total Flanker said...

Animosity? Huh?

John Cronin said...

Does that mean BOD would have been chosen for the Lions final test if he was Welsh?

Zack Lee Wright said...

Who's warren gatland?

Jesse Crystal said...

I admit, I chuckled hard there.

Escapee said...

Isn't it more like animosity towards Wales ? Actually I think its an attempt at humour, although he's not exactly Brian Moore is he? |Hehe