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Watch: Warren Gatland Discusses ‘That’ Decision To Drop Brian O’Driscoll For His Last Ever Lions Test

Ask any Irish rugby fan and they will still be feeling pretty bitter about Lions head coach Warren Gatland’s decision to drop Brian O’Driscoll for the final test in the 2013 tour of Australia. Ireland’s finest rugby export was nearing retirement and the third test was meant to be his grand farewell, his last ever time donning the famous red …

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British And Irish Lions Bosses Step Up Preparations By Implementing ‘Earthquake’ Contingency Plans

As British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland quietly compiles his squad wish list ahead of the summer tour of New Zealand, Lions bosses have been addressing logistical ‘what if’ scenarios, up to and including the potential for earthquakes while on tour. The Lions embark on a ten-match tour in June and following a number of high profile earthquakes …

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Welsh Pair Break Their Silence To Deny Overruling Captain Alun Wyn Jones In Scotland Defeat

Almost forgotten in the swirl of opinion following Italy’s novel approach to England’s powerful rucking on Sunday, was the suggested overruling of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones by his team-mates regarding a crucial penalty decision against Scotland on Saturday. Trailing the hosts in Murrayfield 16-13, Wales were awarded a penalty on the 51 minute mark, in a position far over …

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England Legend Austin Healey Claims The Lions Out-Half Spot Is Already Taken, By An Inside Centre

The 2017 Six Nations championships holds personal significance for home nations players as with a British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand looming, the Six Nations is the perfect audition for those on the cusp of selection to stake their claim. Lion head coach Warren Gatland has already taken noted of Ireland’s injury prone Jonathan Sexton and gone so …

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Will Greenwood Names His Starting Lions Team

Former British and Irish Lions centre Will Greenwood has named his starting Lions XV for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Greenwood, who was a Lions tourist on the 1997 tour of South Africa, the 2001 tour of Australia and the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has named a starting XV consisting of eight English players, five Irish and two …

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Five Established Players Who Could Miss The Lions Tour

Every Lions tour has high profile omissions. In 2009 Ryan Jones was omitted from the touring squad less than six months after receiving a World Player of the Year nomination. In 2013 Chris Robshaw was overlooked by Warren Gatland who preferred the openside trio of Sean O’Brien, Justin Tipuric and tour captain Sam Warburton instead of the England captain. Every tour has …

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Wales Coach Warren Gatland Denies Quit Rumours

Wales coach Warren Gatland has denied planning to quit his Wales role after next summer’s Lions tour, according to a leading New Zealand sports website. According to Newshub.co.nz, Gatland says the Daily Mail’s article claiming the Hamilton-born coach was the ‘first I’ve heard of that.” He also added: “Is that the same people who’s saying that James Haskell is dead?” …

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Warren Gatland To Quit Wales After 2017 Lions Tour

Wales head coach Warren Gatland will leave the post he has occupied since 2007 to return to his native New Zealand after next year’s Lions tour, according to reports. The Daily Mail says that Gatland has informed close friends of his decision, which will alarm many Welsh fans already preparing themselves for a Six Nations campaign with a makeshift coaching …

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Welsh Anger As Warren Gatland Set To Announce His Wales Replacement On The Lions Coaching Ticket… Again

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland looks set to name Wales’ interim head coach Rob Howley on his coaching ticket for the summer tour of New Zealand. The announcement, due this week, has been met with frustration and consternation within the Wales rugby fraternity as with Gatland and now Howley both gone, Wales’ summer tour of the Pacific …

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Pundit Arena’s Combined Lions XV From The November Internationals

The November series thought us a lot about international rugby. We learned that the All Blacks are indeed fallible, that England have tremendous depth and competition for places, and that South Africa’s freefall may be a lot worse than what even the Springboks biggest skeptics may have predicted. But what we’ve also learned from the November internationals was that several Irish, English, Scottish …

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