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    Brian O'Driscoll says disappointment over being dropped for Lions Test in Australia s

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    BRIAN O'Driscoll still harbours "resentment" towards British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland over his non-selection for the third Test against Australia earlier this year.

    The Irish centre was dropped by Gatland for the decisive match in Sydney, but despite widespread criticism of the move, the Lions went on to secure a superb 41-16 victory to complete a series triumph.

    O'Driscoll, who was not even included in the match-day squad despite starting in the first two Tests, says he has still not forgiven the New Zealander for the snub.

    "Yeah, there's resentment, of course,'' O'Driscoll said.

    "Is he (Gatland) on the Christmas card list? Unlikely.''

    The 34-year-old admitted that watching Welshman Jonathan Davies wearing his jersey had been a disappointing conclusion to his fourth and final Lions tour.

    "When you're left with disappointment that way, you can't but feel a little bit of resentment,'' he said.

    "People will say the decision was justified because of the results and the performance.

    "The way the team played, I felt within the 13 jersey that I might have been able to do a decent job within that part of the team, the way they played in that game.

    "That is absolutely not taking anything away from Jonathan's performance. I thought he was pretty good that day, made some big plays at important times.

    "But I guess it comes back to you backing yourself, feeling you too could have done some things that maybe others didn't do on the day.''

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    Someone get a box of tissues to Brian O'Driscoll

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    media beat up... of course he is upset he missed out on it...

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    He should be very happy he got into the squad at all, given the stage he's at in his career!

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    Yawn!......

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    Great player but he has been known to sulk on occasion.

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    Tell him to drink his sour grapes! Much more enjoyable.

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    Is this really news? Who wouldn't be dissapointed at being dripped from their team?
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    Brian's got to be careful, he's been sullying his reputation with sooky-bub behaviour. Is he gonna trot out "Umaga hurt me!" again, so he can sell more copies of his book?

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    If Roberts hadn't been injured he would never have got a game. Gatland s selection was justified as per final score. The fresh legs really paid off in the final 20 in sydney
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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrycobner View Post
    If Roberts hadn't been injured he would never have got a game. Gatland s selection was justified as per final score. The fresh legs really paid off in the final 20 in sydney
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    Don't agree. Jonathan Davies was shithouse against Australia in the 2nd test. Probably the worst player on the field. I reckon O'Driscoll was hard done by, but it doesn't help his cause by whinging about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Don't agree. Jonathan Davies was shithouse against Australia in the 2nd test. Probably the worst player on the field. I reckon O'Driscoll was hard done by, but it doesn't help his cause by whinging about it.
    James the second test was irrelevant .. Roberts did enough in the 3rd test to justify his selection....

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