The Curious Incident of Stuarty Hogg and the Long Shadow

Australia's hard ground seemed ideal for Hogg's running style , not for him launching garryowens when playing out of position in a scratch backline

Australia’s hard ground seemed ideal for Hogg’s running style. Instead we watched him launch garryowens when playing out of position in a scratch backline

The natural prism to view any Lions’ selection is through green/red/rose/thistle tinted glasses. While the Mole can’t see the logic in omitting Sean O’Brien, who covers every position in the back row, in favour of Dan Lydiate who does one thing extremely well in one position it doesn’t come as a great surprise. Continue reading