Ian McGeechan seems to have backtracked on his opinion that Owen Farrell should be the starting outhalf for the British and Irish Lions.
Although the fact that the two-time series winning Lions boss was in Dublin and speaking to the Irish media today, might just have something to do with his Teresa May-like U-turn!
'So good has he become, so instrumental to Saracens’ play from the pivotal No. 10 spot, that I think Warren Gatland should now play him at fly-half in New Zealand.'
That is what McGeechan told his Daily Telegraph readers a fortnight ago but he was a bit more diplomatic speaking to 98FM Sport's Stephen Doyle in Dublin today.
"Probably Warren Gatland's first option would be the Sexton-Farrell combination at ten-twelve because they're both clever players which I think they're going to need to beat New Zealand. And they're both really good with the team and communication.
"I think Leinster and Saracens losing in the [Guinness PRO12 and Premiership] semi-finals helped the Lions and in a way probably helped have a bit more time and a little bit of recovery time which I think, from Johnny Sexton's perspective, was quite important.
"I would expect them both to be seen together early in the tour and certainly that is one of the combinations that I don't think would be too far away from Warren Gatland's mind, looking at the Test matches.
"There's no doubt that Owen Farrell fit, at the moment, is playing exceptionally well and he'll know if there's an injury to Johnny Sexton, that Farrell would be the ten.
"And then it's that ten-twelve, if that happens but I think his first view will be to see the two of them play together."
Sexton finished his season with Leinster playing well below his own high standards but McGeechan insists the extra week that the Ireland international had in the Lions camp before their departure will help him hugely.
"It's effectively almost a extra two weeks of preparation that you've bought by them being out of the competitions a week earlier.
"Actually that will be important to having Johnny Sexton as part of those early games."
Ireland and Leinster number 8 Jamie Heaslip feels Sexton should not be hammered for his uncharacteristic errors in the last-four defeat to Scarlets at the RDS this month.
"No player goes out to make mistakes in a game or have a bad game or whatever. It happens! People are human.
"Everyone makes mistakes in their daily life and their job. We just happen to be on a stage in front of millions! Going across all forms of medium.
"For good players, they make mistakes they get on with it. Sometimes you have a bad game. You're not a bad player after one game. It's as simple as that."
Heaslip admits that Farrell poses some stiff competition for the Dubliner.
"Johnny is one of the best tens in the world, there's no complaints about that. But then you could say Owen Farrell, he is, one of the best tens in the world as well. Beauden Barrett is one of the best tens in the world. They are the players they are.
"Where are their heads going to be at? Johnny's going to be in a great head-space I think. [It is a] really exciting, great opportunity for them going down there. And so will Owen. And they'll be competing but I know the two of them get on very well as well.
"They'll be looking to push each other and looking to work with each other and get better because I think they all buy into the fact that they want...the opportunity ahead of them to go down there and...for a player, to get on a Lions tour is huge.
"To start a Lions Test is another level. To win a Lions series is unbelievably hard to do. And they have those different kind of opportunities ahead of them right now and they're all in a really positive kind of exciting frame of mind about that opportunity."
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To celebrate the launch of the new healthy drinks range, CocoFuzion100, Jamie Heaslip and former Lions Head Coach Sir Ian McGeechan were in Dublin to speak about the new products and to give a special preview of the Lions rugby tour.
The 100% natural still and sparkling coconut water is bottled within hours of harvesting, contains all the natural electrolytes and has no added sugar. The Fuzion100 range includes a 250ml sparkling coconut water range and a 330ml non-carbonated sports focused bottle range, available in four great tasting flavours; Natural, Raspberry, Mango and Lime. Fuzion100 is already available, across a wide range of stores and forecourts including SuperValu, Centra, Topaz, Daybreak, Maxol, Top Oil, Spar, Mace, Eurospar and Dealz.