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Lions Coach Graham Rowntree Rules Out The Possibility Of A Lions Bolter

Lions GUILDFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: The New Harlequins Forwards coach Graham Rowntree talks to the media during a press conference at Surrey Sports Park on April 27, 2016 in Guildford, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins FC)

With just one week to go until the Lions squad announcement, speculation is sky-high amongst rugby fans everywhere as to whom will get the nod from Warren Gatland and his coaching team. Rumours of ‘bolters’ are naturally abounding, but this is something which Graham Rowntree is expecting. The Harlequins forwards coach is part of Gatland’s coaching ticket, and is expecting …

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Betting Suspended On Sam Warburton Being Lions Captain

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Since the crescendo of the Six Nations, talk within rugby circles has been dominated by the impending Lions squad announcement. This year has been somewhat unique, in that there has been no clear frontrunner to skipper the tourists in June and July. Names such as Dylan Hartley, Rory Best and Alun Wyn Jones have all been thrown about. The tag …

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Pic: Poll Reveals Who People Really Want As Lions Head Coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: The Lions supporters celebrate the Lions victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Today is the day. We finally learn who will lead the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand this year. Today’s announcement in Edinburgh seems a mere formality as last night we received a major hint (as if we needed one) that Warren Gatland is set to get the nod once again. However, an online poll has revealed who the …

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Opinion: Greed Is At The Heart Of The Football Championship Restructure

They say a camel is a horse designed by committee. If there’s one thing the GAA are good at, it’s committees. And so, our Grand National, the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, is a mongrel of a competition. The new All-Ireland Senior Football Championship structure announced by the GAA on Thursday has been met with mixed reviews. Personally, I think it’s rubbish. Another …

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George Hook Joins The Pundit Arena Team

Popular Irish broadcaster George Hook is the latest recruit for up-and-coming Pundit Arena. Having built a fantastic reputation for being at the forefront of rugby news and analysis, Hook brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role within the rapidly-growing sports media platform. The Corkman will be contributing regular columns and also be involved in the presentation …

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Lack Of Youth In Ireland Squad A Cause For Worry

Yesterday, Martin O’Neill announced his provisional squad for Ireland’s crucial upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland. While the focus is very much on the here and now, ie. the impending Poland match, there is one stat which does not make for easy reading amongst the Green Army. Out of the 35 players selected for the squad, just three (Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, and …

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