British & Irish Lions 2017 Thread

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  1. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

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    Might as well start one off on the day of the squad announcement.

    Plenty of Welsh in there, deservedly so? I'm not so sure.

    Launchbury, Zebe & a couple of the Scottish players namely the Gray brother (forget which one) unlucky to miss out.

    Still fancy the Lions 2-1
     
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    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they have to include one or more players from each nation for political reasons.
     
  3. I_Saw_Shaw_Score

    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

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    Probably but Scotland only have 2 included probably at least 2 others deserve to be in there.

    Gatland picking so many Welsh isn't a surprise but disappointing that 'better' and more in form players miss out.
     
  4. SBAndy

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    If any side were to have a lot of players miss out it should have been Wales. Well below par for the Six Nations and very few stand-out players nowadays. Scotland should have at least 5 in the squad.
     
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    I_Saw_Shaw_Score Well-Known Member

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    Agree.

    The starting 15 is pretty obvious and even the bench but we all know at least 1 probably 2 of the starting line up will be injured before the first test think the squad of 23 that the majority would pick for the first test is very strong but the squad lacks in depth should they pick up 4/5 injuries.
     
  6. SBAndy

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    I'd have liked to see Richie Gray in there as well as at least 1 of the Scottish starting back row. Also surprised to see no Jamie Heaslip, injured I take it?
     
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    O'Mahoney & Stander have overtaken him in the Ireland pecking order think he isn't injured.

    Yeah one of the Grays should be going at least!
     

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