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The Accidental Offside Law That Has New Zealand Fans Up In Arms

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017 3rd Test, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 8/7/2017 New Zealand All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Owen Farrell speaks with referee Romain Poite before he awarded an accidental offside Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roman Poite awarded a penalty to the All Blacks for offside late in this morning’s pulsating 15-15 draw in Auckland’s Eden Park. After a short review, he and the other officials decided to downgrade it to a scrum after adjudging Ken Owens to have been offside accidentally. What could have been an extremely kickable penalty, even if Beauden Barrett wasn’t at …

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Steve Hansen Bemoans The Standard Of The Refereeing In The Lions Win

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All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams was sent off early in the Lions’ famous second Test victory in Wellington last Saturday. The 31-year-old led with his shoulder into a tackle on Anthony Watson and left referee Jerome Garces little option but to dismiss him. The official was widely praised for his decision with many remarking those around him were trying …

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Robbie Henshaw A Doubt For November After Injury Confirmed To Be Much Worse Than First Thought

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 27/6/2017 Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Robbie Henshaw goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Robbie Henshaw’s disappointing Lions tour ended prematurely last week when he suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury against the Hurricanes. The Leinster man could have harboured genuine hopes of making Warren Gatland’s Test team with his rampaging playing style thought to be appealing to the Kiwi coach. However, he never really got going this summer and was confirmed …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember The Lions Tour So Far?

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Regardless of the result in Saturday’s series-deciding third Test, the Lions tour of 2017 has been a fascinating one to watch unfold. From the day Warren Gatland announced his squad, minus Joe Launchbury, right up to Saturday’s enthralling clash in Wellington, there’s been no shortage of drama. The Tourists endured some turbulent preparations with narrow defeats in midweek games suggesting …

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Watch: Alun Wyn Jones Joins Lions Fans In Belting Out Maro Itoje Chant

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England’s Maro Itoje more than justified his call-up to the Lions’ starting team for yesterday’s Test with a rampaging performance in Wellington. The 22-year-old was responsible for his fair share of errors during Saturday’s game and didn’t always carry at the level he’s capable of but was one of the outstanding performers for the Lions. Our readers even saw fit …

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The Kiwi Media Can’t Get Over How Good Tadhg Furlong Is

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; Tadhg Furlong of the British & Irish Lions during the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong has exploded onto the international rugby scene over the past two years with some barnstorming performances at tighthead. Few enough in Ireland even knew the prop’s name prior to the 2015 World Cup but his meteoric rises has led him to the British and Irish Lions Test side this summer and his performances for the Tourists have …

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These Are The Definitive Lions Player Ratings That You Voted For

British and Irish Lions' Maro Itoje (C) celebrates winning the second rugby union Test against the New Zealand All Blacks in Wellington on July 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost to a man, the British and Irish Lions put in heroic performances this morning as they claimed a massively unexpected win against the All Blacks. There were a number of genuine contenders for man of the match with Maro Itoje and Sean O’Brien rivalling try scorers Conor Murray and Taulupe Faletau for the title. The consensus among most fans, …

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