anagallis_arvensis - Member
I'm also wondering where Ioum is now? His hatred of Gatland might have tipped him over the edge.
Not hatred. But he's still no Geech.
Too antagonistic, and was always a poor fit for the Lions - Fights too many battles in the media; Always squabbling with someone; makes more enemies than friends.
He put the Lions reputation and future on the line.
The players secured it with the win, in spite of him rather than because, but it's a situation that should never have occurred.
Can see what he's trying to do in creating a sort of siege mentality, and how it might work for a small provincial team mentality, but it's the opposite of the inclusiveness that a Lions tour is all about.
Anyway, enough about that. Players did brilliant in the end.
Halfpee is world class and fully deserved MOS. Gets better every season too. Rest of the backs were good too, but it was the pack that really set the tone. Parling and AWJ both played the best I've seen them play. All the front row were immense. But thought Corbs was even better and probably deserved MOM. And the back row was superb, best performance of the tour as a unit, led by SOB showing how 7 should be played.
So G****** get's the win on his record.
But it's thanks to a flanker he didn't want to pick, and a prop he didn't even want to tour. Wales can have him back, thanks.
Lancaster for me next time. With Shaun Edwards. Possibly against G****** too.
Other Summer Rugby "news"
Aviva Premiership - Henson 'knocked out cold by own team-mate in pub'
The club is investigating the incident which happened in a local pub on Wednesday night, according to the Bath Chronicle.
Eye-witnesses told the paper of "disgusting" scenes and said that Henson was punched after being told to "calm down" by players.
The player who punched him was unnamed.
The police were called after a complaint about "aggressive behaviour" in the pub but did not go to the premises as the Bath group left the pub while the call was being taken.
A witness told the Chronicle that Henson "went out like a light for about five minutes."
"He just lay there like a lump, right on the floor."
Henson only joined Bath last month following London Welsh's relegation from the Aviva Premiership.