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Lions Tour: The All Blacks’ Five Most Dangerous Players

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With just a matter of days to go until the most anticipated Lions Test matches in history, the series is still impossible to predict. Many believe the Lions’ resolute defence and powerful forwards will prove more dominant than the All Blacks. On the other hand, many think the Lions simply cannot cope with the flair and all round skill set possessed …

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Billy Vunipola Was In Complete Awe Over Munster’s Incredible Support In Dublin

Ever since the draw was made for the Champions Cup semi-finals, supporters were excited over a potential match-up between Munster and Saracens in the Aviva Stadium.  Although the match turned out to be a little more one-sided that Munster supporters or neutrals would have wanted, it was still an incredibly engrossing affair. The never-say-die attitude of the Munster team against …

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Dallaglio, Jones and Barnes All Select Their Lions Starting Team

LIONS RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Warren Gatland will name his 37-man squad that he will bring south in the summer to take on an imperious New Zealand side a month from today. Following an impressive Six Nations win, England are sure to be well represented with captain Dylan Hartley still in the hunt to lead the Tourists come June. Ireland too, despite an underwhelming campaign, …

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George North Given Troubling Advice From Expert Brain Doctor

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: George North of Wales during the International Match between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Dr. Barry O’Driscoll, former IRB chief medical advisor and world renowned expert on rugby safety, has implored George North to end his rugby career. Dr. O’Driscoll  has previously walked away from his position at World Rugby so inadequate did he feel their efforts to make the game safer, and so has ample credibility when it comes to concussions and their long-term …

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France’s Summer Tour Details Announced

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26: Wesley Fofana of France collects the ball during the international rugby match between France and New Zealand at Stade de France on November 26, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The eyes of world rugby will, with good reason, be very much fixed on New Zealand this summer. The Lions tour the Land of the Long White Cloud in June and July next year, and the tests will likely be the sport’s pinnacle in 2017. However, it will not be the only party in rugby-town come June 2017, as highlighted …

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Premiership Rugby Forces The Lions To Accept Brutal Tour Schedule

The Lions will face an unforgiving tour itinerary due to the position taken by Premiership Rugby. Writing in The Rugby Paper, Nick Cain, has claimed that the Lions 2017 tour to New Zealand has been ‘sabotaged from within’ by Premiership Rugby (PRL). Cain has made the claim after the PRL revealed that they would only release players 48 hours after the Premiership …

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