Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Ireland ditch Devin Toner - surely some mistake?
It’s not Jean Kleyn's fault - he didn't make the eligibility rules. But the rules remain an ass and I have to say that, in ditching such a stalwart player and key figure in Ireland's lineout in favour of someone utterly unproven at international level, I think Joe Schmidt has lost the plot.
I suspect this decision will do little for squad unity and will ultimately come back to bite Ireland on the arse.