Eh, I also don't care about the summer tour.
Irish by birth, Leinster by grace of god and all that vomit. This is a Leinster fan board for Leinster people after all.
Can we not keep Dev to ourselves and let Ireland inc give caps to other randomers like Quinn Roux in the USA and Japan?
Dev would earn a pretty penny by going on the Lions tour and - for many players and fans who refuse to move with the times - it is the ultimate honour (*vomits again*), so I would not begrudge it to him. But as a Leinster fan, I hope it doesn't happen.
Also, Dave points to very few injuries on Lions tours. Firstly, when there are injuries, they are to the best of the best Leinster players (BOD and Healy), secondly, it is not just injuries but the repetitive strain. SOB, Sexton and Kearney have all struggled with fitness since 2013. How many games has SOB played for Leinster since then?
Now if they get shagged playing too much for Leinster...or at a push Ireland...I've no problem with that. As a Leinster fan, I get nothing from their participation in an outdated post-colonial concept.
However, more importantly, congrats Dev. 3 years is a great contract for him and for us as Leinster fans. I know there was interest from France, so I hope we were able to at least come close to what he could earn there.