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The Five Most Important Things We Learnt From The Lions Selection

Christchurch , New Zealand - 10 June 2017; Peter O'Mahony of the British & Irish Lions following the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s felt like a lifetime of waiting but the Lions and the All Blacks will finally do battle this Saturday. Since landing down under certain players have firmly put themselves straight into that starting team for the first test. However, up until the selection, most fans could only guess who would be playing in what position.  The left wing, the back row and George …

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All Black Fan Pokes Fun At Lions, Sells ‘Rare’ Try In Online Auction

As Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland’s sniping ramps up tension before the first Test, a cheeky All Blacks fan has provided a bit of light-hearted relief by auctioning off a ‘rare’ Lions try online. The ‘try for sale’, which was listed in the ‘antiques and collectibles’ category of the Trade Me auction site, took aim at the conservative so-called ‘Warrenball’ …

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Ross Moriarty Out Of Lions Tour With Back Injury

Wales flanker Ross Moriarty has joined Stuart Hogg on the sidelines for the remainder of the tour following confirmation from the Lions camp that he has been ruled out with a back injury. The 23-year-old was involved in the Lions opening match against the Provincial Barbarians and there had been high hopes that the Gloucester flanker would be challenging for …

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Eddie Jones Says What We’re All Thinking About Warren Gatland’s Supposed Call Ups

Already the reaction to the reports of Warren Gatland calling up Kristian Dacey, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Gareth Davies, Alan Dell and Finn Russell into the Lions squad next week is resoundingly negative.   Let the fallout commence https://t.co/TAbfO4vSvB — Pundit Arena Rugby (@PunditRugby) June 16, 2017 Although the aforementioned players would undoubtedly wear the shirt with complete and utter pride, it …

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Report Suggests That Warren Gatland Will Call Up Four Welsh And Two Scots To Lions Squad Next Week

As reported this week, Warren Gatland is expected to call-up six players to the British and Irish Lions next week. However, the identities of those players, thus far, have remained a mystery. Most people would expect it would be players who narrowly missed out on the original 41-man selection – Joe Launchbury, Danny Care, Simon Zebo, Donncha Ryan, Johnny Gray…there …

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Player Ratings From The All Blacks Masterclass Against Samoa

The All Blacks’ first game of the season is traditionally one when the players shake off the rust and is usually characterised by unforced errors and misfiring combinations. Not at Eden Park. Not in 2017. So which players booked their places for the first test against the Lions in the 78-0 thrashing of Samoa? 15 Ben Smith 8.5 It gets …

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Five Key Match-Ups To Savour In Lions Vs New Zealand Maori Battle

After two defeats already in the 2017 Tour, the Lions are under pressure to get back on track, with the first Test match in Auckland fast approaching. A powerful Lions first team will take on an electric New Zealand Maori selection in Rotorua on Saturday. So which player match ups will see sparks fly in New Zealand’s famous volcanic region? …

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