Episode 892: Dublin Versus The Sunday Game, Spillane Under the Bus, Lions Duped Again
It’s the saga that refuses to die. Just when we thought Diarmuid Connolly had personally put a stake through the heart of this particular sorry tale by refusing to appeal his suspension for minor physical interference with a referee, Jim Gavin re-animated it on Sunday by refusing to do 1-on-1 interviews for the broadcast media.
The issue at play was unfair treatment of Connolly at the hands of Pat Spillane – Oisin McConville is in studio to discuss just how it came to be that Spillane was put front and centre on this, and how little support he seemed to get from his Sunday Game colleagues on Sunday night.
Of all Jim Gavin’s achievements, making people feel sorry for Pat Spillane has to be right up there.
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) June 26, 2017
The Lions have drawn the last of their midweek games, 31-31 to the Hurricanes, in another thrilling spectacle. But has the pursuit of space and the scoring of glorious length of the field tries been central to the downfall of The Lions and should they get Dean Richards and Wade Dooley in for the second Test?
We ask Paul Rees of the Guardian if Gatland has been double-dared into playing a style of rugby which he’s not accustomed to. And however the Lions want to play it, is there any guarantee that the All Blacks wouldn’t beat them anyway?
Plus there’s Sideshow Bob, England Iceland memories, and swearing at five year olds.
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