So the 2013 Lions Tour of Australia comes to an end, the Aussies got smashed, Warren was smiling and everyone got paid. The tour had it all, bright lights, topless men frolicking on beaches and the odd bit of rugby so why am I not entirely satisfied by the first series victory since 1997?
Following on from yesterday’s post, I look at the Irish forwards who form part of the British and Irish Lions bulwark. With none bar one featuring in the final test, I take an outsiders view and have a guess at who gave it all and those who will feel it could have been oh so different. Blighted by the bojangles and injury there tour has been one of highs and lows.
Okay so, ahead of the final test I decided to scratch the surface a bit and have a look at the Irish contingent of this year’s British and Irish Lions touring party. Bar a couple of eyebrow raising omissions at the start, the squad shaped up as many would have expected i.e. Wales and friends with a few token Scots. Take a bow Sean Maitland. The first of a two part post, first up I look at the Irish backs that travelled. Thanks to Warren I had to rewrite this piece.