Have Your Say: Lions result speaks volumes
SO Brian O'Driscoll has joined Keith Wood in condemning Warren Gatland for not including him in the Lions team to play the deciding test against Australia.
The words pram and toys come to mind.
Gatland has always said a player is only as good as his last game and he would only pick players on form and not reputation.
In the second test with less than five minutes left to play, the Lions were leading 15-9.
Australia were attacking, but lost the ball in a tackle and the Lions passed along the line to O'Driscoll who made his way over the 22, then for some inexplicable reason kicked the ball aimlessly across field, right down the throat of Australian full back Curtley Beale.
The next time a Lions' player touched the ball was when he dropped out on the half-way line after Ashley-Cooper had scored a converted try, putting Australia in the lead 16-15.
Without doubt O'Driscoll cost the Lions the match, and deserved to be dropped.
Yes the Lions could have saved the game with an injury time penalty from the half way line, but it wasn't to be.
Incidentally, without Brian O'Driscoll, the Lions did not just beat Australia, they trounced them by a record score of 41-16, and his replacement Jonathan Davies played a blinder.