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Still no answer to Lions' questions

I SEE Tom Brazil (Write Back, November 4) thinks I am overstepping the mark by asking that Warren Gatland answer fully the question – why did he drop Brian O'Driscoll from the Lions squad for the third and final test against Australia?

What I am interested in is the rugby reasons why O'Driscoll was dropped. Was it because he was not big or strong enough for the way Gatland wanted to play?

Was it because Gatland felt he was injured? Or did Gatland feel that his Welsh players were better for the task than the relevant Irish players? He also replaced Jamie Heaslip with a Welsh player.

So I ask again: when are the media going to insist that Gatland answer the main question – why was O'Driscoll dropped?


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