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Wales And Lions Star Rhys Webb Drop Huge Hint Over Future Following Top 14 Rumours

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Speculation over the future of Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb has been growing following rumours of interest coming from France’s Top 14. European giants Toulon, along with the reigning Champions Cup winners Saracens, has been linked to the Wales international in recent weeks and with his dual WRU/Ospreys contract set to expire at the end of the season, …

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What Eddie Jones’ Latest England Squad Tells Us

After much talk over the fallow summer months, England coach Eddie Jones has named his latest training squad that reveals quite a bit about the Australian’s thinking for the approaching autumn tests against Argentina, Australia and Samoa. Firstly, Jones has rewarded the players who stood up to be counted and walked away from a hostile environment in Argentina with a …

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Lions Prop Arrested On Night Of Final All Backs Test

England and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested by police in Auckland after what is being described as a ‘minor disorder’. The player was arrested only a few hours after the tense final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, which finished 15-15, but was later released without charge. According to Fairfax Media in New Zealand (via The42.ie), the arrest took place at about 3am on …

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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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