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No Irish Players Included In Will Greenwood's Lions Team Of The Weekend

No Irish Players Included In Will Greenwood's Lions Team Of The Weekend
By Conall Cahill

Will Greenwood's British and Irish Lions selection before the Six Nations began raised a few eyebrows as he included in the starting line-up Leinster starlet Adam Byrne, the 22-year-old winger who has yet to be picked for the Irish senior squad. But there is less luck for the Irish in his latest Lions selection.

After a disappointing weekend for Ireland in the Six Nations, Greenwood has taken the fairly novel step of selecting a British and Irish Lions 'team of the weekend' (and in the process has earned himself a good amount of criticism from people who clearly haven't read the latter part of that description, Mike Brown's inclusion and Stuart Hogg's exclusion being a particular sore point). Suffice to say there aren't any Irish players in his first fifteen. A little harsh?

Sean O'Brien, Robbie Henshaw and Rob Kearney make the cut for his second string alongside CJ Stander and Simon Zebo but Scotland are less fortunate - no players from Vern Cotter's squad make the cut. Let's hope that Ireland produce a performance worthy of a few more spots this Friday when they take on England and try to stop Eddie Jones et al celebrating a second Grand Slam in-a-row and a world record 19 straight victories at their expense.

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