Episode 2095: Lions Announce Team For First Test, Michael Cheika & Shane Horgan On The Game Plan That Could Win It… And Whether Gatland Will Use It
The Lions tests against South Africa finally begin this Saturday, and there are three Irishmen in the starting 15 – Tadhg Furlong, Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw. Conor Murray goes from tour captain to substitute in 7 days, and Tadhg Beirne gets on to the bench as well.
2005 Lion, Shane Horgan and Heineken Cup, Super Rugby and Rugby Championship winning coach Michael Cheika give us their reaction, and talk to us about the sort of game-plan Warren Gatland appears to be gearing up for, and why that might not be the way to beat South Africa.
TEAM NEWS ?
The moment we’ve all waited FOUR years for is here…?
The #LionsRugby team to face the @Springboks in the First Test of the #CastleLionsSeries #BoksvLions
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) July 21, 2021
Plus there’s the return of Hoggwatch, the return of Murph’s enthusiasm for the Lions, and Giannis Antetekounmpo wins the NBA finals.
Three lessons I learned a long time ago.
1 Never second guess Warren Gatland
2 Never bet on my own rugby predictions
3 Never eat brown snow (the yellow snow is nowhere near as bad as the brown snow)
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