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“And For Me There Is Nothing More Emotive Than A Lions Test.” Ian McGeechan On That Famous Emotional Speech

For most players, representing the British & Irish Lions is the pinnacle of their respective rugby careers and it’s not hard to see why. For representing the Lions is not only an endorsement of your own rugby credentials but it’s also an honour. You join a special list of famous players, warriors who but their heart and soul into playing for that …

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Warren Gatland’s Message To Mike Brown Applies To Every Disappointed Player Left Out Of Lions Selection

There were numerous topics up for discussion at Monday’s Lions administration day at Syon House. The sheer task which the Lions will face against the All Blacks, the quality of the New Zealand Super Rugby sides, the importance of establishing team camaraderie and the establishment of a leadership group were all spoken about by Warren Gatland at length.  However, one …

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Mike Brown Was Not One Bit Happy With His Lions Omission

One only has to look at some of the players who missed out on Warren Gatland’s 41-man Lions squad to get an idea of the depth of players in which the Kiwi coach had to choose from.  Some of the high-profile absentees include Chris Robshaw, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Joe Launchbury, Donnacha Ryan, Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Jamie Heaslip – …

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Munster and Lions Fans Rejoice – Conor Murray Is Back

One of the biggest worries going into the business end of this season was the fitness of Conor Murray. The Limerick man’s importance to Munster, Ireland and The Lions cannot be understated and his presence is key for a successful Lions Tour. Murray has not played rugby since suffering a ‘stinger’ injury to his shoulder in Ireland’s loss to Wales …

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Watch: Ten Greatest Ever British And Irish Lions Tries

30 Jun 2001: Jason Robinson of British Lions takes on the Australia defence during the First Test Match against the Australian Wallabies at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The Lions beat Australia 29 - 13. Mandatory Credit: Dave Rogers/Allsport

With each passing week our excitement for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand grows further.  Previous tours have provided us with great memories and purely outstanding moments of rugby. Coming off the back of a 2-1 series win over Australia last time out in 2013, the Lions will be hoping for another successful tour down under …

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Watch: The Most Spine-Tingling Speeches From Previous Lions Tours

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Now that we know who will be on the plane to New Zealand this summer with the British and Irish Lions, our excitement is scaling new heights. And there’s still six weeks to go until the tour kicks off. Following last week’s squad announcement, Warren Gatland’s focus will now be firmly set on preparing his players for the monumental task that …

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