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Watch: Adam Jones Nails Lions Quiz On Celebrity Mastermind

Harlequins prop Adam Jones has won rave reviews around the Premiership for his professionalism and versatility, but the former Wales and Lions prop is now displaying his all-round skillset in the famed black chair on Mastermind. Appearing on the BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, Jones blitzed through his 90 second specialist round on Lions Rugby history answering all 12 questions correctly. Jones …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Loosehead Prop Options

Lions Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 1st Test Newlands Capetown 11/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Jack McGrath is tackled by Springboks Lwazi Mvovo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

With the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand set to kick off on the 3rd of June at Toll Stadium, Whangarei, Warren Gatland has just under six months to select the 35 or so players he intends to take to New Zealand with the aim of winning only their second test series against the mighty All Blacks …

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Five Outside Contenders For The Lions Captaincy

The British and Irish Lions captaincy is one of the more hotly debated topics in northern hemisphere rugby. In the build-up to every Lions tour rugby fans from across Britain and Ireland debate who should lead the Lions, and why. The captaincy generally goes to one of the current captains of the home nations, but as seen with Martin Johnson and Paul …

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England’s 15 Most Likely Lions

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Maro Itoje of England scrummages during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England are arguably now the best they’ve been since the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After their disappearance at the World Cup last year, the forwards are again terrorising their opposite numbers while Eddie Jones also has pace and creativity amongst his back line. Elsewhere, the Ford-Farrell axis creates the space for the lightning-quick Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph. With the Lions …

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Warren Gatland Drops Major Lions Captaincy Hint

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has described England captain Dylan Hartley as a man who has the right qualities needed to lead his side in New Zealand next year.  Gatland was appointed coach on Wednesday for a second time with hopes of winning on foreign soil again. Within the first day taking the role, he commented on the …

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Wales Coach Gatland To Become Highest Paid Lions Coach Ever

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland, head coach of Wales looks on prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland is set to become the highest paid British and Irish Lions coach ever, according to a report from the Sunday Times (via Rugby Heaven). Gatland, who led the Lions to their first series win since 1997 when the Lions defeated Australia 2-1 in 2013, will reportedly be confirmed as the next Lions coach on Wednesday in Edinburgh. The …

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