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Is This The Lions 23 That Can Defeat The All Blacks On Saturday?

The auditions for the British and Irish Lions Test squad are complete and following the Lions 31 – 31 draw the Hurricanes on Tuesday, coach Warren Gatland should now know his 23 players tasked with rescuing the Test series against the All Blacks. Having lost the first Test in comprehensive fashion, Gatland has been left with much to mull over. The …

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Vunipola Injury Opens Door For Intriguing Reshuffle Of The Lions Back Row

British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has been left counting a list of fresh injury worries following the semi-finals weekend in the Aviva Premiership and the Guinness Pro 12. Concerns for loosehead prop Jack McGrath, flanker Sean O’Brien and scrum-half Rhys Webb pale into insignificance however, following the disastrous news yesterday that barnstorming No.8 Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from …

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England Fans Go In Hard On Ireland Lion Following Launchbury Omission

  Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand on Wednesday and despite extending his squad from 37 to 41 players, there were still those who narrowly missed out. Despite being mooted earlier in the week, the revelation that England’s Joe Launchbury was not among the 41 names called out, has caused …

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Gatland’s Lions Selection ‘Clutching At Straws’ According To All Blacks Boss Hansen

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen speaks during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad on Wednesday and now with eyes turning firmly to the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, his All Blacks opposite number, Steve Hansen, has taken his first swipe at the the tourists. Following the announcement, Gatland spoke of how his 41-man squad will take confidence from Ireland’s maiden victory over New Zealand …

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England Fans’ Very Mixed Reaction As Gatland Surprises All With Lions Squad Selection


Warren Gatland has finally named his initial 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Rumours and reports have been swirling this week that a number of presumed English Lions would not be named in the squad. Following Eddie Jones’ side’s superb Six Nations campaign, the likes of Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Joeseph would surely …

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Journalist Stephen Jones’ Lions Squad Is Littered With Dark Horses

Rugby fans around the world are waiting with bated breath as they ponder and debate Warren Gatland’s impending Lions squad selection. The Kiwi coach will name his squad on Wednesday, charged with the task of shocking World Cup champions New Zealand across three tests in the summer. Which players will get the call-up? Will there be a bolter? Who will captain the …

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A 37-Man British And Irish Lions Squad To Beat New Zealand

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name his 37-man squad for the ten-match summer tour of New Zealand in less than three weeks time. The assumption is that by now the Lions boss will have a pretty good idea of just who he will be bringing, with a number of others still in the mix for selection. …

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