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Champions Cup Preview: Clermont Auvergne V Leinster

The Champions Cup once again takes centre stage this weekend as ASM Clermont Auvergne take on Leinster the semi-final of the competition in Lyon on Sunday April 3rd. Going into the match, both sides will know who they will face in the final, with Munster taking on defending champions Saracens on Saturday. Both Clermont and Leinster are enjoying fine seasons …

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Champions Cup Preview: Munster V Saracens

The announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour of New Zealand has taken the focus off domestic rugby in recent weeks but with the Champions Cup semi-finals looming large, all focus swings back to this weekend when the final two teams in the competition will be determined. Munster will take on the might of English …

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England Fans Go In Hard On Ireland Lion Following Launchbury Omission

  Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand on Wednesday and despite extending his squad from 37 to 41 players, there were still those who narrowly missed out. Despite being mooted earlier in the week, the revelation that England’s Joe Launchbury was not among the 41 names called out, has caused …

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Gatland’s Lions Selection ‘Clutching At Straws’ According To All Blacks Boss Hansen

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen speaks during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad on Wednesday and now with eyes turning firmly to the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, his All Blacks opposite number, Steve Hansen, has taken his first swipe at the the tourists. Following the announcement, Gatland spoke of how his 41-man squad will take confidence from Ireland’s maiden victory over New Zealand …

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Watch: Brian O’Driscoll And Ben Kay Give Their Fascinating Verdict On The Lions Squad Announced Yesterday

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Warren Gatland’s 41-man British and Irish Lions squad was finally announced this morning by tour manager John Spencer. The former Wales coach had plenty of surprises for the assembled media with the likes of Jared Payne and Ross Moriarty unexpectedly making the cut while Joe Launchbury, as reports had claimed, missed out. Previous Lions Ben Kay and Brian O’Driscoll have …

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England Fans’ Very Mixed Reaction As Gatland Surprises All With Lions Squad Selection

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Warren Gatland has finally named his initial 41-man British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Rumours and reports have been swirling this week that a number of presumed English Lions would not be named in the squad. Following Eddie Jones’ side’s superb Six Nations campaign, the likes of Joe Launchbury and Jonathan Joeseph would surely …

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Leaked Image Suggests Sam Warburton Has Been Named Lions Captain

A leaked image has hinted that Sam Warburton has been named as the British and Irish Lions for the tour of New Zealand. There has been massive speculation over who Warren Gatland will name as his captain for the forthcoming tour, with Dylan Hartley, Rory Best and Alun Wyn Jones all named as potential picks. From the leaked image shown …

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