Right choice? I think so. Although BOD is a great player, I think his poor reputation outside of Ireland leads to a lack of respect from him. O'Connell is a proven leader for Munster and a guarenteed test starter
Thoughts on the big names missing from the squad annoucement tomorrow? I think people like Mike Blair, Ryan Jones, Steve Borthwick should be worried. McGeechan has said he will pick on form not reputation, so these guys are in teh firing line. Shane Williams would be another one who might be looking over his shoulder.
Surprise for the squad? Personally, I think Halfpenny played himself in on Saturday, Keith Earls from Munster looks like a good bet. Just as long as cipriani is nowhere near the plane