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Watch: There’s Excited And Then There’s ‘Graham Rowntree Wrecking The Ceiling With His Head’ Excited

It’s fair to say that the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia was a resounding success. Securing a Test series victory in emphatic fashion had fans in raptures and already looking ahead to the tour of New Zealand. Now, four years on and with the Lions facing a do-or-die second Test against the now double-defending world champions, excitement has …

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Warren Gatland Admits He Was Surprised By Steve Hansen’s Selection For The Opening Lions Test


Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen named their sides for the first test of the Lions series this week with both fifteen’s including plenty of surprises. Liam Williams will unexpectedly start for the Tourists and George North will be watching from the stands while Peter O’Mahony will captain the side but it was Hansen that really caught the rugby world off-guard …

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Poll: Who Would Make Up Your Combined Lions & All Blacks XV?

This is a bit of a fruitless exercise but with less than 24 hours until the Lions and the All Blacks finally lock horns, we couldn’t help ourselves… When Warren Gatland named his starting XV for the highly anticipated first Test vs the All Blacks, fans were pleasantly surprised by some of the decisions taken by the head coach. Given …

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All Blacks Receive Injury Boost Ahead Of Saturday’s Lions Test

The Lions begin their three-match series against the Lions on Saturday morning in Auckland’s Eden Park. It’s been a tumultuous preparation for the encounter from a Lions perspective with a smattering of decent wins interspersed amongst humbling defeats. The majority of the rugby world are expecting a comfortable win for New Zealand both this weekend and in the series as …

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The Winners And Losers From The Lions’ Comprehensive Victory Over The Maori All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions continued their preparations for their first Test against the All Blacks on Saturday with a battling 32-10 victory over the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua. In wet conditions, the visitors started well, notching up some good possession and territory which was rewarded with a brace of penalties from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny. A fumbled defensive …

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Ross Moriarty Out Of Lions Tour With Back Injury

Wales flanker Ross Moriarty has joined Stuart Hogg on the sidelines for the remainder of the tour following confirmation from the Lions camp that he has been ruled out with a back injury. The 23-year-old was involved in the Lions opening match against the Provincial Barbarians and there had been high hopes that the Gloucester flanker would be challenging for …

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