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British and Irish Lions 2017: Irish Options on the Wings

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The next article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with this instalment focusing on the Irish wingers available for selection. Ireland – Keith Earls, Andrew Conway, Ronan O’Mahony, Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Tommy Bowe, Adam Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin, Niyi Adeolokun Keith Earls The …

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Will Greenwood Names His Starting Lions Team

Former British and Irish Lions centre Will Greenwood has named his starting Lions XV for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Greenwood, who was a Lions tourist on the 1997 tour of South Africa, the 2001 tour of Australia and the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has named a starting XV consisting of eight English players, five Irish and two …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Welsh Options On The Wings

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 19: Alex Cuthbert of WAles ihas his shorts pulled by Kyosuke Kajikawa of Japan during the International match between Wales and Japan at the Principality Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

In the 14th article in this series, we analyse the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. This instalment focuses on the Welsh wingers available for selection. ________ Wales: George North, Alex Cuthbert, Hallam Amos, Keelan Giles, Ashton Hewitt ________ George North North was a standout player for the Lions …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: English Options On The Wings

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Anthony Watson of Bath breaks clear to score the first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Bath at Kingsholm Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In the twelfth article in this series analyses, here are the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Due to the extent of the depth in this position in each of the four nations, this article will be split into four separate pieces with each one focusing on the …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Scottish Options On The Wings

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Tommy Seymour of Scotland goes over to score his teams third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Scotland and Japan at Kingsholm Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

The thirteenth article in a series analyses the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Due to the extent of the depth in this position in each of the four nations, this article will be split into four separate pieces with each piece focusing on the best wingers from …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Outside Centre Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Jonathan Joseph of England passes the ball during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

In the eleventh article in this series, we analyse the options Warren Gatland has at outside centre for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. This article will attempt to conclude which two outside centres are the best options for Gatland to select in his initial squad, with the list including a mixture of experience and youth …

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Ireland Hit With Massive Injury Blow Ahead Of The Six Nations

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There’s just over a month before Ireland kick off their 2017 Six Nations campaign as they travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland.  Unfortunately, they will be facing Vern Cotter’s side without Ultan Dillane. Pat Lam has told reporters today that the second row has damaged ankle ligaments and is set to see a specialist as he begins his recovery. …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Tighthead Prop Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Dan Cole looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on December 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This is the third instalment in a series of articles analysing Warren Gatland’s best options for each position from each nation, with this article looking at the tighthead props most likely to be selected for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is expected that three tighthead props will initially be chosen by Gatland and his coaching …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Hooking Options

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016 Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Rory Best during the warm up Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The second in a series looking at the best options from each country for each position, this article analyses the options Warren Gatland and his coaching team have at hooker for the upcoming British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is assumed that three hookers will initially be chosen in the preliminary Lions squad, as was the …

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Sir Ian McGeechan Picks His Lions XV

Former British & Irish Lions Coach Sir Ian McGeechan has picked his starting Lions side to take on New Zealand next summer. Sir Ian, who was an assistant on the last Lions tour of New Zealand in 2005, has picked a Lions side made up almost entirely of English and Irish players. The former Scotland coach said in an interview with …

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Gatland Reveals Why Sexton Isn’t Guaranteed A Place In 2017 Lions Team

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland explains why there is no guaranteed place for Ireland’s Johnny Sexton. In a story first printed in the Irish Examiner, Gatland voiced his “concern” with the Dubliner’s ability to maintain fitness. The Leinster man suffered a hamstring injury against New Zealand last month, which prevented him from playing Ireland’s final test of the year against …

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England v All Blacks Clash Unlikely To Happen In 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Eddie Jones the England head coach (C) and Jonathan Joseph of England (R) shake hands during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

England’s 37-21 win over Australia on Saturday capped a remarkable year for Eddie Jones’ troops. 2016 saw them win all 13 games they played and win a grand slam in the process. Jones’ has re-instilled the Red Rose with a self-confident swagger not really seen since 2003 when Martin Johnson’s all conquering side made the William Web Ellis Cup their …

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Pundit Arena’s Combined Lions XV From The November Internationals

The November series thought us a lot about international rugby. We learned that the All Blacks are indeed fallible, that England have tremendous depth and competition for places, and that South Africa’s freefall may be a lot worse than what even the Springboks biggest skeptics may have predicted. But what we’ve also learned from the November internationals was that several Irish, English, Scottish …

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A Lions XV Of Players Each Born In A Different Nation

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jamie Heaslip of Ireland makes his way off the field following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Lions already brings together a diverse set of players. But what would the team look like if the head coach could only select one player born in each nation? The answer is that it is still quite strong. The front and back rows in particular are Lions XV class. And because of the options at No. 8, we resisted …

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A British And Irish Lions XV Made Up Of Exiles

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Luke Charteris of Wales runs with the ball during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Pundit Arena picks its Lions XV. The only additional criterion: the players must be playing their rugby abroad. Lions head coach Warren Gatland isn’t restricted to selecting players who play for a club based within their home union. It’s a good thing too – he’d be missing out on this bucketload of talent. Unsurprisingly given the proximity of the principality …

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Tadhg Furlong Dismisses Lions Talk

Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong has dismissed suggestions that he’s in contention for a place on the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand next year after Ireland’s 27-24 win over Australia in Dublin on Saturday. Furlong has enjoyed a stellar November series with standout performances against Australia and New Zealand, which has thrusted his name into Lions contention for …

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