No one is arguing where his first priority is. No one is claiming that we are playing a minnow. If Ferris does his knee against Scotland and misses a large chunk of the rest of the year what good is he to Ireland on the treatment table?LeinsterLion wrote:The first priority for Ferris is Ireland. End of. This isn't some warm up against a minnow side, it's the f**king six nations. You don't throw players in and out for the sake of it, you rotate from a position of strength with genuine options for valid reasons such as increasing depth and competition and progressing younger players.
And he's not being over played, it's five games in seven weeks.
We have genuine options in the back row and the only way for young guys to get to test level is to play them at test level.
Same in the second and front rows.
Not protecting key players is why we have fudge all quality options to call upon in the centres.