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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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Lions Fans Astounded Reaction To That Stunning Comeback Win

The British and Irish Lions pulled off an historic win in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium this morning. Sonny Bill Williams was sent off early for a dreadful tackle on Anthony Watson, handing Warren Gatland’s side a huge chance to level the series. The visitors couldn’t take advantage until the final minutes but with the pressure on, they made it count. Owen …

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Lions Legend Sir Ian McGeechan Taken To Hospital After Collapsing Prior To Second Test

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 16: Lions coaches Ian McGeechan (r) and Warren Gatland look on during the game between Southern Kings and British & Irish Lions at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 16, 2009 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Lions coach and player Sir Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after collapsing prior to this morning’s second Test. The NZ Herald are reporting the 7o-year-old collapsed in the Sky Box at around 3:30 PM local time. An ambulance spokeswoman told the Herald that she couldn’t confirm what had caused the incident. McGeechan’s daughter has taken to Twitter …

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Quiz: Can You Name The Entire Starting XV From The Lions’ Infamous Second Test In 2005?

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 02: A dejected Lewis Moody walks from the field as the All Blacks celebrate their 4818 win over the British and Irish Lions in their second rugby test in Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, July02, 2005. (Photo by Ross Land/Getty Images)

Twelve years ago this week, the British and Irish Lions suffered arguably the worst defeat in the team’s 120-year history. Clive Woodward saw his side humbled by a brilliant All Blacks by a scoreline of 48-18. Tries from Tana Umaga, Richie McCaw, Sitiveni Sivivatu and two from Dan Carter saw New Zealand rack up their highest-ever points tally against the Tourists and …

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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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Lions Fans Demand Warren Gatland Call Up Iain Henderson And Courtney Lawes Following Barnstorming Performances Against The Hurricanes

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 27/6/2017 Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions Lions' George North celebrates scoring their second try with Iain Henderson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The Lions enjoyed a tough but very worthwhile challenge against the Hurricanes this morning in their final warm-up game of the tour.  The Tourists appeared to be coasting towards a comfortable victory in the Westpac Stadium in Wellington but a late sin bin saw the game turn on its head and the game ended 31-31. It was one of the …

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