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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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Lions Sweating on Fitness Of Jonathan Davies Ahead Of Maori Clash

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand 10/6/2017 Crusaders vs British & Irish Lions Lions Jonathan Davies down injured Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The British and Irish Lions are licking their wounds following a disappointing defeat to the Highlanders yesterday, despite holding a nine-point lead in the second half. They now look ahead to Saturday’s clash with the New Zealand Maori, as it is likely that Gatland will select a side that will be close to the Test team. However, the Kiwi coach …

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Lions 2017: Who Should Start In Midfield For The All Blacks Tests?

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham London 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland England’s Owen Farrell and Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Lions partnerships and working combinations will all come under scrutiny over the coming weeks. And one of the most pivotal areas, the 10/12/13 Lions midfield axis, is an exciting one to cast our eye over first.  Owen Farrell should start the first Test at fly-half. His vision, playmaking ability and accurate goal kicking will be invaluable. Victorious in the Champions Cup …

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Andy Goode Selects His Lions 37-Man Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind. Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and …

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A Lions XV To Beat The All Blacks – From A Kiwi Perspective

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham Stadium, London, England 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton

Warren Gatland faces his proverbial Everest when the Lions tour kicks off in June in New Zealand this year. He has an enviable talent pool to draw from but winning in New Zealand will require players with strength, agility, vision and grit in combination with very astute tactics. What the Irish did in Chicago needs to be replicated. So who …

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Rob Howley Names Wales Side For Six Nations Clash Against France

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Rob Howley the innterim head coach of Wales watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have announced their team for their final Six Nations match of 2017 against France, and interim coach Rob Howley has decided to remain with the 23 man squad who dispatched Ireland 22-9 last weekend. Hooker Ken Owens will win his 50th cap, while Taulupe Faletau will start on the bench having just returned from injury. While Wales will surely be …

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5 Established Players Who Risk Falling Out Of Lions Contention

England v Wales - RBS Six Nations

There has been a great deal of debate over the composition of the Lions squad since the beginning of the season. However, the real litmus test for players was always going to be the Six Nations. Sure, domestic and European rugby brings its own brand of intensity and passion, but international rugby is on another level. Be it the physical …

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Players In The Six Nations Thus Far

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This season’s Six Nations Championship has already seen some brilliant performances. For some, the stand out was Louis Picamoles’ awesome illustration of power in defeat against England. For others, it may have been Stuart Hogg running Ireland ragged in the opening game of the Championship, or CJ Stander’s hat-trick against Italy, while Owen Farrell’s match-winning assist against Wales will rank among the …

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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander

For some time now, the guys over at rugby.net have compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions. Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them using …

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A Combined Wales And England XV Based On The First Weekend Of Six Nations Action

England v Wales - RBS Six Nations

1. Joe Marler (England) 2. Dylan Hartley (England) 3. Dan Cole (England) 4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) 5. Joe Launchbury (England) 6. Sam Warburton (Wales) 7. Justin Tipuric (Wales) 8. Nathan Hughes (England) 9. Rhys Webb (Wales) 10. Sam Davies (Wales) 11. Elliot Daly (England) 12. Owen Farrell (England) 13. Jonathan Davies (Wales) 14. George North (Wales) 15. Mike Brown (England) Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena On this week’s edition …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

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