Lions outhalf?

Back in reality, I'm extremely concerned about what's happening at outhalf (or flyhalf, or first 12/16th or whatever the hell you guys call it: I think we can all agree that it's Number 10).

SCW has been making some strange selections “wrapping Wilkinson in bubblewrap” according to some reports. Going by match form from what we've seen so far this is my lineup:

  1. Hodgeson
  2. (excellent on his one appearance)

  3. O'Gara
  4. (questions on defense, but was targetted, great tactical kicking)

  5. Jones
  6. (has been poor, not linking well, lack of control)

  7. Wilkinson
  8. (defense – protecting bad shoulder, match fitness, poor kicking form).

Unfortunately I suspect that Clive's list looks more like this:

  1. Wilkinson
  2. Jones
  3. Hodgeson
  4. O'Gara

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  1. I unfortunately missed this, but judging by the mails in my inbox this morning
    it wasn’t quite a spectacle to behold. But as you say, its not quite the
    strongest team either.

    So ROG or Wilkinson to lineout in the first test?
    And Wilkinson be played in the test against the Maoris in Hamilton?

  2. I reckon we’re looking at Wilkinson to start. He didn’t look 100% match fit, but there’s time for that. His kicking game was superb as always.

    From an Irish perspective I’d love to see RoG start, but from the point of view of wanting to win the series I think that it must be Jonny unfortunately.

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