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The Five Most Important Things We Learnt From The Lions Selection

Christchurch , New Zealand - 10 June 2017; Peter O'Mahony of the British & Irish Lions following the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s felt like a lifetime of waiting but the Lions and the All Blacks will finally do battle this Saturday. Since landing down under certain players have firmly put themselves straight into that starting team for the first test. However, up until the selection, most fans could only guess who would be playing in what position.  The left wing, the back row and George …

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Sir Clive Woodward Says Lions Win Could Herald New Era Of Northern Dominance

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Sir Clive Woodward is ‘quietly confident’ that the Lions will be ‘smiling’ following Saturday’s first test against the All Blacks at Eden Park. Woodward says that an All Blacks loss could signal that his perceived ‘sea change’ occurring in international rugby toward Northern Hemisphere dominance is complete. Woodward, who is flying to New Zealand to take up commentary duties, says …

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All Black Fan Pokes Fun At Lions, Sells ‘Rare’ Try In Online Auction

As Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland’s sniping ramps up tension before the first Test, a cheeky All Blacks fan has provided a bit of light-hearted relief by auctioning off a ‘rare’ Lions try online. The ‘try for sale’, which was listed in the ‘antiques and collectibles’ category of the Trade Me auction site, took aim at the conservative so-called ‘Warrenball’ …

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Player Ratings From The All Blacks Masterclass Against Samoa

The All Blacks’ first game of the season is traditionally one when the players shake off the rust and is usually characterised by unforced errors and misfiring combinations. Not at Eden Park. Not in 2017. So which players booked their places for the first test against the Lions in the 78-0 thrashing of Samoa? 15 Ben Smith 8.5 It gets …

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Five Key Match-Ups To Savour In Lions Vs New Zealand Maori Battle

After two defeats already in the 2017 Tour, the Lions are under pressure to get back on track, with the first Test match in Auckland fast approaching. A powerful Lions first team will take on an electric New Zealand Maori selection in Rotorua on Saturday. So which player match ups will see sparks fly in New Zealand’s famous volcanic region? …

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Four Key Head-To-Head Battles In The Lions Vs Highlanders Clash

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 07: The Lions players observe a minutes silence in remembrance to the the victims of the London Bridge terror attack prior to kickoff during the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Lions clash with the Highlanders in the indoor Forsyth Barr stadium will be a fast-paced, high octane affair. With the Highlanders threatening to run the Lions off their feet, which head-to-head match ups will be key to the contest? Jonathan Joseph vs Malakai Fekitoa Jonathan Joseph had better have his side-step finely tuned. Malakai Fekitoa is, according to reports, …

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