04. July 2017 · Comments Off on JONNY WILKINSON WARNS LIONS OVER 2005 CHAOS · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , ,

Jonny Wilkinson has referred to the disastrous 2005 British & Irish Lions tour under Clive Woodward as “chaos like I had never witnessed before” therefore warned the class of 2017 to be expectant of such beating by New Zealand if their previous mistakes repeat.


Jonny and co were trashed 3-0 in the Test series twelve years ago on a widely criticized tour that questioned the future of the Lions.

Woodward chose a bloated 44-man squad which included a number of England’s World Cup winners who were past their best and a 26-man support staff, with Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell included.

In addition, Woodward incited irrelevant division within the squad by dividing the Test and midweek sides.

After they have been trashed by the New Zealand Maori, the Lions lost their captain Brian O’Driscoll to a broken collarbone within a minute of the first Test in Christchurch after a spear tackle from TanaUmaga and KevenMealamu.

They lost the match 21-3 before losing the series to a Dan Carter master class in Wellington – going down 48-18. More »

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