Who could not feel sorry for Ryan Jones? From captain of the winning GrandSlam team in 2008, to missing out with the Lions in 2009. I feel for him, both personally and professionally. He has not had the best season, for that matter, neither has Wales. Perhaps a period of regrouping will do him and the Welsh team some good.
I think that it had to be an Irishman leading the team, with O’Connel a a chioce because he plays from a position where it is, relatively, easy to lead a side, although it is never easy in South Africa.
I wish them well, especially the 13 Welsh members of the squad, perhaps we can show that, even a scratch side, which is what the Lions Team is, of he Best Players that Britain and Ireland can produce, can deliver the goods against the World Champions.