Warren Gatland yesterday confirmed that Brian O’Driscoll is to travel on his fourth Lions tour, something Mike Phillips was gently reminded of today.
By Declan Whooley
BOD will return to the country that has provided some great memories for him personally, from his Ireland debut in Brisbane to his starring role in the Lions epic Test win in the same city two years later, a series they would lose 2-1.
Not surprisingly all of the players chosen yesterday were delighted with their selection, many taking to social media to post messages on the good news.
Mike Phillips was one such player, tweeting the not-so-cryptic comment that he was going to watch the Lion King 2 last night in light of being chosen on his second tour.
O’Driscoll picked up on his colleague’s message and replied in brilliant fashion today.
Hats off to the centre, it really is a remarkable achievement in the professional era to be selected for a fourth tour and we’d imagine the Welshman enjoyed the cheeky quip.