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Eddie Jones: Lions Head Coach Is An “Ambassador Job”

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Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of head coach of the British & Irish Lions as an “ambassador job” in a subtle dig at Warren Gatland. Speaking to the Brisbane Courier Mail, the England head coach also refused to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika as the Australian boss. Current Wales head coach, Warren Gatland, has guided the …

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Steve Hansen: England Clash Bigger Than Lions Series

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has insisted the All Blacks’ clash with England this weekend is even bigger than last year’s series against the British and Irish Lions. Saturday’s match will be the first time world champions New Zealand have met England since a 24-21 All Blacks win at Twickenham in 2014 and the long-anticipated fixture has been given added …

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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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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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Munster Talisman Remains Positive Despite Facing Into Injury Lay-Off

Munster and Ireland have been dealt a significant injury blow with news that full back Simon Zebo has been ruled out of action for at least five weeks. The lay off is a result of sustaining a fractured rib in Munster’s opening PRO12 fixture away to the Scarlets last weekend. Thankfully for Munster fans, the Reds went onto win the game regardless with …

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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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3 Rugby Stars Who Overcame Extreme Adversity To Play Again

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Wales forward Matthew Rees runs into the All Blacks defence during the International Match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Following the recent sad news that Australia and Brumbies back Christian Lealifano has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, we take a look at three rugby stars who overcame adversity to play again. ______ 1. Schalk Burger One of South Africa’s greatest ever forwards, the two-time South African Player of the Year has enjoyed a glittering career. Since making his Springbok debut …

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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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Four Contenders For The British And Irish Lions Captaincy

LIONS NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Dylan Hartley of Northampton and Alun-Wyn Jones of Ospreys look on with referee Romain Poite during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on October 25, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

There are now less than 500 days until the first British and Irish Lions test against the All Blacks at Eden Park on the 24th of June 2017. While it’s looking increasingly likely that Warren Gatland will have one of the greatest coaching jobs in the world working with the Lions next year, a major question ahead of the opening test is who will be …

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Listen To Brian O’Driscoll Describe How He Beat Up Austin Healey During 2001 Lions Tour

Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll leapt to the defence of Ronan O’Gara during 2001 Lions Tour to Australia. Although many Lions fans would consider Duncan McRae’s assault on Ronan O’Gara as being the most violent moment of the 2001 Lions tour to Australia, they may now have to reassess their opinion. Speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night, Brian O’Driscoll described how he …

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Is Dan Biggar Really The Best Fly Half In Britain And Ireland?

Ryan Jones believes that Dan Biggar is the best 10 in the British Isles. In the aftermath of Wales’ win over England during the World Cup, Ryan Jones claimed that Dan Biggar would be the next Lions 10, arguing, People look at his excellent performance at Twickenham, but I think he has been the best around for the last 12 to 18 …

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Watch All of Tana Umaga’s International Tries

Watch each of Tana Umaga’s Tries for the All Blacks For many Rugby fans, Tana Umaga holds a special place. Supremely talented, he troubled defences with his speed, handling and running lines. Sporting iconic dread locks, Umaga was one of the rugby’s recognisable figures, scoring 36 tries in 74 apperances for New Zealand. Apart from his playing prowess, Umaga will be …

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