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Sean O’Brien Reveals Details Of Phone Conversation With Warren Gatland

On Monday afternoon, the rugby world was rocked by some explosive comments from Warren Gatland as the Welsh coach announced that he would never again take charge of the Lions and that he ‘hated’ his recent experience with the Tourists.  In making his announcement, Gatland also stated that he had been heavily affected by recent comments made by Ireland’s Sean …

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Lions Must Be Prepared For All Black Whirlwind

The first two Tests of the Lions tour of New Zealand have been decided by the team that asserted physical dominance, and the decider is unlikely to be any different. While many have rushed to describe Steve Hansen’s back-line selection as bold and daring, it is in fact nothing of the sort. He has simply identified a clear way for …

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Five Questions For The Lions And All Blacks Coaches Ahead Of The Second Test In Wellington

After a pulsating first Test in which the All Blacks out-Warrenballed the Lions 30-15, will we see any changes in tactics employed by coaches Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen for the second Test in Wellington? Will Gatland drop his captain, Peter O’Mahony? How will the All Blacks approach the game tactically? Here are the five biggest questions which need answers …

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Is ‘Chaos’ The Right Word For The Lions To Describe The Attacking Threat Of New Zealand?

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 29: The All Blacks celebrate after winning the inaugural Rugby Chamionship after their victory in the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 29, 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The new buzz word amongst the Lions coaching management is ‘chaos’. Lions assistant coach, and attack guru, Rob Howley used the word to describe New Zealand’s lethal form of unstructured rugby nine times in Tuesday’s press conference. But has he chosen the wrong word in helping the Lions to prepare for the challenges ahead? If you watch highlights of the …

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British And Irish Lions As Relevant As Ever In Professional Rugby World

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 07: The Lions players observe a minutes silence in remembrance to the the victims of the London Bridge terror attack prior to kickoff during the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Much has been made of the Lions’ commitment to off-pitch pleasantries since landing in New Zealand last week. Seldom is a day not punctuated by a school visit or official welcome and woe betide a tourist forced to go 24 hours without respectfully receiving some manner of Haka. Warren Gatland has spoken at length about the importance of appreciating Kiwi culture and …

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All Black Legend Christian Cullen Identifies Two Key Areas Which Will Decide Lions vs Blues Clash

Former All Black great Christian Cullen has excused the Lions abject performance against the New Zealand Barbarians as a ‘scheduling hospital pass’ and stated that the real tour begins at Eden Park on Wednesday. He also pointed to two key areas which he believes will define the clash against the Blues. In a column for allblacks.com, Cullen veered away from …

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