As we trundle on towards the all important winner-takes-all third test between the British & Irish Lions on Saturday, Irish rugby fans are still coming to terms with yesterday's bombshell that (perhaps) Ireland's greatest ever sportsman Brian O'Driscoll has been dropped from the squad by coach Warren Gatland

A 'Justice For BOD' Facebook page sprouted up yesterday almost immediately when the news broke and that page has since gathered nearly 120,000 'likes', but it's not just the fans who are up in arms about the lack of BOD on Saturday, reaction among the Irish and British media has also been highly critical of Gatland's decision - but is it justified? We delved a little further into the facts and came up with the following (highly-biased) reaction:


2nd test: BOD tackles: made 14, missed 0. Davies: made 7, missed 3 (with one leading to the match winning try) In a game where Australia had 63% possession.

BOD has 23 tackles from both tests, with 0 missed tackles.

Gatland has picked 10 Welsh to start on Saturday. This would have been 11 had Warburton been fit.

BOD was the only remaining leader left after O'Connell and Warburton picked up injuries..

AW Jones had repeatedly been overlooked by Gatland to captain Wales but gets the job for the biggest occasion.

BOD scored and assisted a try the last time he played against Roberts and Davies....

BOD was key to the Irish win against a better Australian Team at the last World Cup

Wales failed to beat Australia after 4 attempts in 2012.


So what do you think? We'll leave you draw your own conclusions in the comments below...