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Lions The Biggest Losers With England Rugby Revamp

The British and Irish Lions appeared to be the biggest losers following Tuesday’s announcement of a revamped English domestic season which confirmed the combined side face a shortened trip to South Africa in 2021. That tour has been reduced to five weeks from six and eight matches from 10, as was originally agreed at a World Rugby meeting in San …

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Andy Farrell Rejects England Coaching Role In Favour Of Ireland

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Andy Farrell has rejected a move back to the English international set up, choosing instead to remain as Ireland’s defence coach, according to reports.  Paul Gustard stepped down from the role of England’s defence coach earlier this year to take charge at Harlequins and the Daily Mail are reporting that Farrell was their first choice replacement. It is believed that the …

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Former Connacht Hooker Reynecke Out Of Intensive Care Following Stroke

Former Connacht player, Ethienne Reynecke has left the intensive care unit but remains heavily sedated after suffering a stroke last week. The 36-year-old was left in a critical condition after developing a blood clot on the brain with doctors unable to operate due to the swelling. Media outlet, Sport24 are reporting that the SuperSport commentator has been moved to a neurology …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Crusaders Hit Back At Lions’ Illegal Scrum Claim

The Canterbury Crusaders hit back at the Golden Lions and defended prop Joe Moody on Friday after claims of illegal tactics ahead of the Super rugby final in Christchurch. Lions coach Swys de Bruin ignited the verbal clash when he said the eight-time champions get away with plenty of transgressions and called for a “fair deal” from Australian referee Angus …

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Wales International Sam Warburton Retires From Rugby Aged 29

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Sam Warburton (Captain) poses for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton has retired from rugby at the age of 29. The former British and Lions captain had recently returned to training with Cardiff Blues, having come back from knee and neck surgery, but has decided to call it a day as he felt that he could not return to the heights of his pre-injury performances. …

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BBC Poll Over 100,000 Rugby Fans To Create Their 2017 World XV

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: The All Blacks perform the Haka prior to kickoff during the third test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The BBC have just totted up the numbers and produced their combined XV of 2017 after more than one hundred thousand teams were submitted to the British broadcaster by fans across the UK. In the end, five Englishmen made the cut while four New Zealanders were also included. Three Irishmen had such an extraordinary 2017 that they were impossible to …

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Billy Vunipola Opens Up On His Decision To Withdraw From The Lions Tour

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Billy Vunipola talks during a Saracens media session at Saracens Training Centre on May 9, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Billy Vunipola has defended his decision to withdraw from the recent Lions tour of New Zealand, insisting his conscience wouldn’t allow him to go. The England number eight was initially called up as part of the squad to go down under, but he withdrew from the panel after the Premiership season ended to undergo shoulder surgery despite Warren Gatland’s request …

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Watch: Trailer Released For Lions Uncovered And It Looks Brilliant


The trailer for Lions Uncovered has landed, and it looks like a barnstormer… The Lions came away from New Zealand with an unlikely series draw over the summer, as Warren Gatland’s squad pulled off what many deemed to be impossible. Despite a rocky start in the warm-up games and opening test, the tourists gathered momentum and finished the series strongly. …

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