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The Mightily Impressive British And Irish Lions U25 XV

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name his 37-man squad for the summer tour of New Zealand and following the recently concluded Six Nations Championship a decent picture of the squad must already be forming. It is expected that England and Ireland will contribute a large portion of the squad, with Wales, and to a lesser extent …

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Lions Watch: Why Dylan Hartley Is Set To Be The Biggest Loser

England captain Dylan Hartley is staring down the barrel of a summer of rest and relaxation as the evidence suggests he is not yet guaranteed his place in the British and Irish Lions squad to face New Zealand. The recently concluded Six Nations was an opportunity for Lions hopefuls to impress upon head coach Warren Gatland their credentials for the …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Gets Roasted By Team-mates As He Learns Of Six Nations Player Of The Championship Win

On Thursday Scotland’s Stuart Hogg was named the RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second consecutive year, rubber stamping his standing as one of the best full-backs in the game today. The 24-year-old was the standout player for Scotland again in the recently concluded tournament and although they finished fourth in the table, it was only on …

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Referees For Three Lions Tests Vs. New Zealand Have Been Announced

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Referee Jaco Peyper indicates high challenge as he yellow cards Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand

The three main officials for the Lions’ tests against the All Blacks this summer have been announced. World Rugby listed a full schedule of refereeing appointments for this summer, and in among that it was revealed that Frenchman  Jerome Garces and Romain Poite, and Jaco Peyper of South Africa will be the men in the middle for Warren Gatland’s side’s …

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Eddie Jones Proposes Radical Concept For The Lions Captaincy

England head coach Eddie Jones has proposed a radical four captain concept for the forthcoming British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in the summer. Speculation has been growing over who Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name as his captain for the highly anticipated 10-match tour, with Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, Ireland’s Rory Best and England’s Dylan …

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Martin Johnson Backs Alun Wyn Jones To Captain The Lions

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has received the backing of World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson to captain the British and Irish Lions when they fly to New Zealand for the 2017 summer tour. Jones took over the captaincy of Wales ahead of the Six Nations and following an often impressive campaign, the former England captain and head coach has …

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The British And Irish Lions ‘Finishers’ XV

The British and Irish Lions squad is far more than just the starting fifteen that will take on New Zealand in a three test series this summer. Head coach Warren Gatland is planning for a ten-match tour over a six week period that will see his side take on club and provincial sides that will be peppered with current and …

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The Statistical British And Irish Lions XV Following The Six Nations

The 2017 Six Nations is done and dusted, with England retaining their title and many a home nations player putting his hand up for British and Irish Lions selection. In delivering a second consecutive title, England looks set to offer the largest contingent to Warren Gatland’s squad which is set to be named on April 19th. Ireland, Wales and Scotland …

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Statistically Speaking, This XV Is The Team Of The Six Nations So Far

SIX NATIONS CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: Simon Zebo of Ireland runs with the ball during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Six Nations Championship may already be decided but there’s still plenty to play for in the final weekend. England are aiming for a record-breaking win that would deliver a second straight Grand Slam while Ireland will be determined to finish an underwhelming few weeks on a positive note. For all sides, there’s valuable world ranking points at stake with the …

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Rob Howley Names Wales Side For Six Nations Clash Against France

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Rob Howley the innterim head coach of Wales watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have announced their team for their final Six Nations match of 2017 against France, and interim coach Rob Howley has decided to remain with the 23 man squad who dispatched Ireland 22-9 last weekend. Hooker Ken Owens will win his 50th cap, while Taulupe Faletau will start on the bench having just returned from injury. While Wales will surely be …

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