Episode 897: Lions Set For War (analogies), NZ’s Hall Of Shame, Mighty Galway Men, Grandkids And Immortality
The Lions won the second test of the series against New Zealand, and that’s all that matters, regardless of the fact that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the tourists simply couldn’t pass up.
The All-Blacks will be back to 15 players for the third test, and the weather might not be as amenable on Saturday (although it’s New Zealand, so rain is never far away), but the Lions have given themselves a chance – Eoin Reddan tells us why we should expect one of the fiercest physical battles in rugby history next Saturday morning and why the Sexton-Farrell partnership is down to talent more than planning.
Galway are happy enough in fierce physical battles too, and their win in the Leinster final yesterday against Wexford might just have convinced the last few doubters of their suitability as All-Ireland favourites. Michael Duignan and Eoin Kelly were suitably impressed, and they join us on the line.
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Eoin questions the communication skills of Galway’s hulking hurling hordes, Will “Mr Bombastic” Greenwood has the desired effect on a returning Ken Early, and we take a (short) walk around New Zealand’s Hall of Red-Card Shame.
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