munster#1 wrote:A massive consequence of yesterday's defeat, apart from oldschool's sanity, may well be some players losing out on lions spots.
There are a small number of players who would be considered as nailed on to travel, but for players who are close, or even outside bets could well suffer.
The bulk of the squad will most likely come from Wales and whoever wins the 6 nations if it's not Wales, with the other 2 nations filling the numbers.
Another loss would most likely see Ireland lucky to see 5 or 6 lads travel, whereas a championship victory would probably see close double that number travel.
Given the attitude Hogg in particular came back from the last Lions tour with I'd be quite happy if very few Glasgow players went. As for everyone else I just think the Lions tour in it's current format is well past it's sell by date. The players get flogged enough for the rest of the year- I'd rather they had a good rest. We all know it will be Wales plus a few extras anyway. Nothing to do with the best players from 4 nations in each position.