BBC SPORT -O'Driscoll issues Lions warning

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by Rugby News, May 8, 2008.

  1. Rugby News

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  3. Idris

    Idris Guest

    It's going to be a very different team from 2005 so i'm not sure what lessons would mean anything.
  4. Lewisj23

    Lewisj23 Guest

    Totally different side though :|
  5. they might have to learn lessons but should he be in the squad? hes been garbage for 4 years
  6. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Exactly. It's as if he thinks he's a shoe in, where he's really just an average player these days who produces the odd bit of good play.
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    State the bleeding obvious, Brian.
  8. peppers07

    peppers07 Guest

    If the players are completely picked on form he shouldnt be picked
  9. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    I totally agree, especially considering the wealth of talent available to the Lions coaches. Sure its not as if he does anything. Defensively he's shite, at the breakdown he's shite, with ball in hand he's shite. In fact, if you look at it, hes really done f*** all over his career. Over hyped, over paid and over here.

    Its time to look to the future, its time for ....................... eh ......................... erm .................... Tindell! ............... hmmmm maybe Webster? These two should obviously be included in the squad well before O'Driscoll.

    This forum cracks me up sometimes. Some seriously funny comments.
  10. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    O'Driscoll is a great player, but I have to say I do agree that he's not been as impressive the last couple seasons as in the past... he just doesn't seem to have that same X factor anymore, and while he's still mostly solid, he's not often spectacular anymore.
  11. hazard

    hazard Guest

    lets hope no spear tackles this time
  12. DMac

    DMac Guest

    yea Good Luck to the Lions. They'll need it lol.

  13. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Do you think he's done anything in the last 2 years that warrants his selection for the Lions?
  14. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    He has shown bits of class such as his try against Wales in last years 6N and setting up Kearney's try against Scotland this year but not much else. Has been frequently injured so he should get a long summer break. Next season will be a huge one for him.
  15. Maubec

    Maubec Guest

    Let's hope so !

    I think lessons have still being learned with the choice of McGeeghan as Lions headcoach.
    It'll change of Sir Clive's awfull management of the 2005 tour...
  16. RC

    RC Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Jun 28 2008, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Do you think he's done anything in the last 2 years that warrants his selection for the Lions?

    That's exactly what i was thinking.
    He hasn't even shone at club level. The man used to be great, no question about it, but like Cyril said, Logorrhea, what's he done in the last 2 years to earn himself a seat in the lions squad?
    I hope he steps up his game again becuase with his experience and leadership he would be invaluable to the squad, but if he doesn't display some form in the autumn internationals or 6 nations then the only use he would be is as a waterboy giving out words of encouragement and advice.
  17. Klarkash-ton

    Klarkash-ton Guest


    lessons learnt from the 2005 tour, and the 2001 tour:

    pick on form (surely the most bleedingly obvious, yet most ignored coaching rule)
    don't take pre-injured players
    you've got players from different countries, you need to do basic drills together (yes you effing do, Austin Healey) for the squad to gel
    you need a coach, not a manager
    make players fight for their positions, not have a pre-chosen test team and dirt trackers
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