Episode 870: Gatland The Lions Weak Link, Munster Fall Short, Life On The Tennis Tour For Irishman Sam Barry
The Lions have landed in New Zealand, and they’re looking for back-to-back series wins under head coach Warren Gatland. Shane Horgan, who played in all three tests for the Lions in 2005 in New Zealand, described Gatland as this tour’s weakest link last weekend, and he joins us on the line with Chris Hewitt of the Independent in London to discuss why the Welsh coach won’t be capable of elevating the Lions’ style of play beyond what we’ve seen on the last 2 tours.
Shane will also be gratified to hear that he has the full-throated support of Ken, as he decries Warrenball for its aesthetically reductive style.
Irishman Sam Barry has spent a large part of his life away from his family in Limerick in an attempt to try and make it as a professional tennis player. He is the subject of a new Eir sport documentary, airing tomorrow night, and he joins us in studio to talk about leaving for France at 13, making ends meet every year, and committing to a dream, despite all the obstacles.
There’s also Eoin’s tale of class struggle as a teenager, and the creator of the Lions anthem, ‘The Power of Four’ finally breaks his silence.
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