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Concerns Grow Over The Health Of All Blacks Hooker Dane Coles

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: Dane Coles of New Zealand during the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Growthpoint Kings Park on October 08, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand kicks off three weeks and with the first Test against the All Blacks six weeks from now, the noise is increasing around the lengthy injury list on All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen’s desk. While the host nation has a scarily efficient conveyor belt that delivers astonishing raw talent on an …

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Wales Star Reveals Just How Much Free Gear Lions Receive

The British and Irish Lions got together on Monday for the first time following the squad announcement three weeks ago and for first time Lion and Wales hooker Ken Owens, the magnitude of the tour has finally hit home. Following a brilliant Six Nations campaign, the 30-year-old earned his first Lions call-up and is in the mix for the starting …

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Sonny Bill Williams Latest All-Black In Danger Of Missing Lions Tour

Lions fever is hotting up and with it, the injury list for the All-Blacks is lengthening. Inspiring centre Sonny Bill Williams is the latest injury concern for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. Williams left the field during the Auckland Blues’ Super Rugby win over the NSW Waratahs with a head injury and did not reappear after the Head Injury Assessment (HIA). Blues’ …

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Brian O’Driscoll Emphatically Endorses Lions Credentials Of “Man For All Seasons” Garry Ringrose

Comparisons between former Leinster and Ireland great Brian O’Driscoll and ‘new kid on the block’ Garry Ringrose have persisted, despite all and sundry playing down any such similarities. The 22-year-old exploded onto the international stage in 2016 when he was chosen by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt for the November tests against New Zealand, Canada and Australia, scoring his first try …

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Watch: The Blistering New Zealand-Focused Lions Tour Promo

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 25: Brian O'Driscoll the Lions captain and team-mates face the All Blacks Haka during the first test match between New Zealand All Blacks and British and Irish Lions at the Jade Stadium on June 25, 2005 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The hotly anticipated British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is now less than one month away and with the home nations focusing on all things Lions, down in New Zealand they are focusing on what awaits the tourists next month. While New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has not yet announced a squad to face the Lions for the …

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“I’d Like To Think I Didn’t Mope” – Joe Launchbury Reveals More About His Lions Disappointment

England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury was probably the most high profile and surprising omission from Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad when it was announced last month. The towering second row was one of the standout players of  England’s successful Six Nations campaign this spring and the assumption was that he would have been one of the first …

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