Stop the presses, got Gerry Thornley on the phone, we've got some major breaking news.
"Fantasy Rugger" is a thing, and Ian Madigan is on board. His managerial decisions, however, may not go down too well in Irish rugby squad training after he selected only two Irish players in his 15 man fantasy 6 nations squad. Both of these selections are clearly diplomatic as both Paul O'Connell and Jamie Heaslip have made the cut, his captains at both international and club level respectively, the rest of the Irish team? Not French enough to make it, apparently.
— Ian madigan (@Ian_madigan) January 28, 2015
An Italian back? Are you OK, Ian? We also hope he's gone for the Paul Scholes "I can't pick myself" mantra, otherwise we've got a confidence crisis on our hands.
Actually no, it's definitely not that.