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Kiwi Journalist Outlines Why Damian McKenzie Won’t Be Joining The Tigers

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs during warmup prior to the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Well-known New Zealand journalist Gregor Paul has outlined why highly-rated Chiefs full-back-cum-fly-half Damian McKenzie will not be joining the Leicester Tigers. The playmaker’s future has been a hot topic in the last week after a story broke that the 22-year-old was in talks with English heavyweights Leicester Tigers about a move to Welford Road. But following comments made by Chiefs …

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The 2017 Lions Tour Of New Zealand In Numbers

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017 1st Test, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 24/6/2017 New Zealand All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly and Liam Williams dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

With the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand all wrapped up, here are some stats that will shed light on how unique this tour has been. Between the drawn series after the unconvincing warm-up matches, it was a tour that will live long in the memory. 0 – The number of Scottish players selected for any of the …

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Alun Wyn Jones To Captain Lions Against Crusaders This Weekend

during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand.

After a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Blues, Warren Gatland has announced a rejigged team for the Crusaders match on Saturday.  Wales and Lions veteran Alun Wyn Jones will lead the Lions for the third game of the tour as the Lions look to return to winning ways against the unbeaten Christchurch outfit. Jonathan Davies, Conor Murray, George North …

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Warren Gatland Offers A Ray Of Hope To Crestfallen James Haskell

For all the joy and jubilation which comes with being selected for the Lions, on the opposite side of the coin, missing out brings despair and bitter disappointment – just ask James Haskell. For the 41 players who were named in Warren Gatland’s squad last month, they can look forward to what will be an unforgettable experience, one which will …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Flyhalf Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland and Owen Farrell of England shake hands followinng the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The ninth installment in the series takes a look at the options available to Warren Gatland and his coaching team at number ten for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. One of the most pivotal positions on a rugby pitch, only two out and out fly-halves were chosen for the 2013 Lions tour of Australia – …

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British and Irish Lions Tour 2017: Scrumhalf Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England celebrates scoring his sides third try during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The eighth instalment in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at scrumhalf for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with there being a number of experienced players with contrasting skill-sets to choose from. Ireland – Conor Murray, Kieran Marmion Conor Murray The favourite to don the number 9 jersey against the All Blacks, Murray …

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Watch: Munster Video Commemorates Zebo’s 50th Provincial Try

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Simon Zebo of Munster celebrates scoring his third try during the Heineken Cup match between Northampton Saints and Munster at StadiumMK on January 21, 2012 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Irish rugby is enjoying a stellar season and nobody personifies this more than Simon Zebo. The Munster winger has been ever-present in Munster’s successful (so far) European campaign and has even cemented a place for himself in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland XV. Ireland has produced countless stellar wingers down through the ages, who have tried and failed to topple the All Blacks. …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Openside Flanker Options

Guinness november series Aviva Stadium Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland’s Sean O'Brien

The sixth article in a series will analyse the options Warren Gatland has at openside flanker for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with two players proposed from each country and three chosen in the conclusion (as was the case in the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia). Ireland – Sean O’Brien, Josh van der …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Second Row Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: George Kruis (R) of Saracens celebrates with team mate Maro Itoje after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The fourth instalment in this series of articles will analyse the options Warren Gatland has at second row for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Arguably the toughest position in the squad to select, there are several in-form locks with bags of international experience who many would argue deserve a place in the initial Lions squad. However, …

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