Saturday 3 December 2016

Gatland's lack of vision is a great shame

Published 04/07/2013 | 05:00

* Brian O'Driscoll is the incarnation of the truism that form is temporary but class is permanent. His reaction to being cruelly axed from the Lions' squad says it all.

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Though gutted, he put his own massive disappointment to rest and immediately saw the bigger picture in declaring it is up to "the boys to see it through".

With his back against a wall for the stale stilted brand of rugby he has been championing, Lions chief Warren Gatland has backed himself into a corner.

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