Thursday, 20 April 2017
Lions selection 2017: Verdict
Actually this is not really a verdict, more a comment or three.
Yes, the Scots should feel a tad upset about only having 2 representatives on the New Zealand trip and yes, it does feel as if Wales are somewhat over-represented (quel surprise).
But inevitably the players announced yesterday are unlikely to form the the actual touring party to leave these shores (injuries and/or suspensions before the season ends are more or less inevitable).
And you can bet your last sou that within days of arriving in New Zealand a steady stream of players will begin to return home crocked to be replaced by a long line of pre-photographed and kitted out replacements. In reality this Lions squad could easily stretch to 60+.
Ultimately I'm afraid I remain a tad cynical and not overly excited about another Gatland-led Lions tour. Time will tell...