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Jonny Wilkinson Identifies How The Lions Can Beat The All Blacks

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2: Jonny Wilkinson of the Lions kicks during the second test match between New Zealand All Blacks and British and Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England’s legendary fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has indicated that the Lions’ strength in defence will be imperative in any hope of victory ahead of the highly-anticipated first Test on Saturday morning. Throughout the tour the Lions have been immense in defence and this would have struck fear into the All Blacks. This is clearly shown by the dominant displays that Warren …

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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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Opinion – Why Take The Risk With A Dylan Hartley Lions Captaincy?

What makes a good Lions captain? What separates one great leader from another? Who do international players turn to when pressure mounts and cracks starts to appear in the midst of a Test match? These are just some of the questions that Lions Coach Warren Gatland will inevitably be asking himself as he considers his tour captain for New Zealand …

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Ticket Prices For The Lions’ Tour Of New Zealand Announced

NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 25: Lions and All Black jerseys for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

As I’m sure you’re all aware, the British and Irish Lions tour New Zealand next year. Yes that’s right, Great Britain and Ireland, countries that supplied zero World Cup semi-final teams last year, will be trying their luck against the All Blacks. The haka-performing, silver fern-wearing, two-in-a-row World Cup-winning All Blacks. A recipe for disaster one might say. Or maybe not. …

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The Sad Death Of Rugby’s ‘A’ Game

CORK, IRELAND - JANUARY 30: England's Elliot Daly takes on the Irish defence during the International match between the Ireland Wolfhounds and England Saxons at Irish Independent Park on January 30, 2015 in Cork, Ireland. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

Every nation should have a clear pathway from grassroots to the elite team, but in the northern hemisphere in particular the existence of ‘A’ fixtures is under threat. Traditionally, these fixtures have provided international set-ups with the opportunity to look at second string players or bed in bolters or up-and-coming players into the international set-up. In recent years only Ireland, …

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