The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
And Ospreys coach Johnson admitted the decision to leave out Phillips, who started all of Wales’ RBS 6 Nations matches, was completely unrelated to his reported move to Toulouse.
Phillips riled Dragons fans with a gesture made last season and Johnson said: “I didn’t think it was fair on the lad, I didn’t think it was appropriate this week to include Mike, with all the media, and coming into a pretty hostile environment.
“But it’s not the last time we’ve seen him, he is up for selection next week. Sometimes you make decisions for other reasons and I wasn’t going to hang someone out to dry like that.
“I didn’t think it was fair on the lad. We made our decision based on that rather than rugby issues.”