Looking back on the Lions tour this summer, you have to say ‘forgettable’ is one of the first words that would comes to mind. I don’t know was it the lack of fans or simply the boring style of rugby played by both South African and more importantly the Lions, a team of four countries coming together surely with that we should expect something new and exciting rugby, rather then high balls and big hits.
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Speaking on BBC Sport NI’s Ulster Rugby Show, the Ulster lock feels that Gatland did not reward form. “He told me I had trained really well, played really well and unfortunately it just didn’t work out the way I wanted it to be,” he said.
“I wouldn’t be one to go nagging coaches. In my opinion, I go about my business and do what I can on the training pitch.
“I kind of feel among a lot of the staff and squad they felt similarly, but at the end of the day it’s the top dog’s decision and I wasn’t there.”