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Tag Archives: 2017 British and Irish Lions

Lions Tour Takes Hit Following Revamped English Rugby Calendar

The British and Irish Lions appeared to be the biggest losers following Tuesday’s announcement of a revamped English domestic season which confirmed the combined side face a shortened trip to South Africa in 2021. That tour has been reduced to five weeks from six and eight matches from 10, as was originally agreed at a World Rugby meeting in San …

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Sean O’Brien Releases Statement In Reaction To Lions Controversy And He Sticks To His Guns

Just as the news of Lions CEO, John Feehan’s, statement in response to Sean O’Brien’s initial comments which were made during the week with regards to his opinion on the coaching during the tour broke, O’Brien himself has released a further statement in response to the furore which has developed over the past 24 hours.  The reaction to O’Brien’s comments …

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The Lions CEO Has Just Responded To Sean O’Brien’s Criticism

This issue won’t be going away anytime soon. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware of the comments Sean O’Brien made to the media this week regarding his opinion on this year’s Lions tour to the New Zealand.  O’Brien revealed that he felt the Lions should have won the series 3-0 and in the meantime, criticised …

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Wallabies Hope To Use The Lions Template To Beat The All Blacks

We’re only one week away until the 2017 Rugby Championship kicks off in Sydney where the Wallabies will host the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium. That match takes place on Saturday morning and later that day, the Springboks host Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.  Much of the focus, of course, has been on the Sydney clash, …

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Jonathan Sexton Played The Third Test With A Broken Wrist And A Ruptured Tendon

Jonathan Sexton came into this year’s Lions tour on the back of a disappointing end to the season with Leinster which saw the Irish out-half uncharacteristically out of form.  The lack of form continued into the series when he put in an indifferent display against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. However, the Dubliner played better after every successive appearance in …

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All Blacks Star Ryan Crotty Extends Stay In New Zealand

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 24: Ryan Crotty of the All Blacks is tackled by Jonathan Davies of the Lions during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand rugby has been given a boost with the news that centre Ryan Crotty has extended his stay there for one more year. Nelson-born Crotty has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him turn out for the All Blacks, Crusaders and Canterbury for another year. A clever footballer, the 28-year-old has earned 27 caps for …

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Lions Prop Arrested On Night Of Final All Backs Test

England and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested by police in Auckland after what is being described as a ‘minor disorder’. The player was arrested only a few hours after the tense final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, which finished 15-15, but was later released without charge. According to Fairfax Media in New Zealand (via The42.ie), the arrest took place at about 3am on …

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Here Are The Lions Player Ratings Which YOU Voted For

Well, after all the excitement over the past number of weeks, the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is officially over. It certainly lived up to expectations and even surpassed them somewhat with the Lions drawing the series which many didn’t believe was possible at the beginning of the tour.  After the dramatic 15-15 draw at Eden Park, we asked …

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Warren Gatland Enters Press Conference Wearing Red Clown Nose

This is peak Warren Gatland.  Warren Gatland is certainly a happy man right now. Although the Lions failed to win the series, he brought a team together to take on the world champions in their home patch and levelled the series. An achievement which should be lauded. There were so many different narratives throughout this Lions tour, one of which …

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