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Watch: Lions Release Stirring Behind The Scenes Footage Of Third Test

As they fly out of New Zealand today after a truly memorable series, the British and Irish Lions’ official website has released stirring behind the scenes footage of last Saturday’s crucial third Test.  A 15-15 draw saw the Lions share the series and become the first touring side to draw a series since 1955. Saturday’s draw also saw New Zealand’s amazing …

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Lions Tour: Teammates Vote Welshman Davies As Player Of The Series

Experienced Wales and Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies has capped a memorable three weeks off by being crowned the British and Irish Lions player of the series by his teammates.  After a 30-15 defeat in the first Test, the Lions showed fantastic character to bounce back and earn a thrilling 24-21 win in the second Test. All this before a late …

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Eden Park Was Looking Absolutely Glorious Ahead Of Lions V Blues Clash…Until It Started To Rain

We’re just under an hour away from kick-off in the highly anticipated clash between the British and Irish Lions and the Auckland Blues. The match is taking place at the All Blacks’ fortress, Eden Park, in Auckland and conditions couldn’t be more different from what they were like in Whangarei on Saturday.  You might remember the torrential, non-stop rain which …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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Rugby’s Fortresses: The World’s Ten Most Daunting Stadiums

What are the most difficult stadiums to go to and win a test? Using winning percentages to rank the world’s international grounds, we have come up with a list of the top ten most daunting and intimidating places to play rugby for any visiting team. Anyone who has been to the Millennium Stadium during a sell-out and with the roof …

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New Zealand’s ‘New’ Era Looks Scaringly Familiar For The Chasing Nations

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers in the history of football. A relentless, highly-competitive individual with a special eye for talent, Ferguson brought 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles to Old Trafford during his time in charge. The Glaswegian spent 27 years as United’s number one and …

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Opinion: The Wales XV Gatland Should Have Picked For First Test

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland of Wales looks on before the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales kick off their three Test series against New Zealand this Saturday, with Warren Gatland’s men looking for a first ever win in the land of the long white cloud. Here’s the XV I think Gatland should have picked for Saturday’s huge challenge (You can read about Gatland’s actual selection here). 15. Liam Williams: The 25-year-old was uncharacteristically below-par against England, …

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Gatland Opts For Experience As He Names His Selection For First Test

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a battle-hardened team for the first test against New Zealand on Saturday. In a team packed with plenty of caps, the New Zealander has also sprang a couple of surprises: Gethin Jenkins, Wales’ most capped player, comes in at loosehead in place of Rob Evans, while Scarlets skipper Ken Owens replaces Scott Baldwin at hooker. …

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