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Sam Warburton Lauds “Brave” And “Mature” Billy Vunipola

Decisions don’t get more difficult than the one Billy Vunipola had to make on Sunday. After watching his older brother make his Lions debut in 2013 and subsequently contributing to a historic Lions series triumph – you could forgive the younger sibling for looking on in envy.  The Saracens man was only 20-years-old at the time and was just about …

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Vunipola Injury Opens Door For Intriguing Reshuffle Of The Lions Back Row

British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has been left counting a list of fresh injury worries following the semi-finals weekend in the Aviva Premiership and the Guinness Pro 12. Concerns for loosehead prop Jack McGrath, flanker Sean O’Brien and scrum-half Rhys Webb pale into insignificance however, following the disastrous news yesterday that barnstorming No.8 Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from …

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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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Brian O’Driscoll Picks His Preferred Lions Starting XV

Brian O’Driscoll has had his say over what he believes is the strongest fifteen available to Lions coach Warren Gatland. O’Driscoll, veteran of four tours and official captain of the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has been running the rule over the players available to Gatland as the Lions embark on a test series against the same opposition this summer. …

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Andy Goode Selects His Lions 37-Man Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind. Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and …

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Packs Of Glory: Is The Lions Pack Better Than The All Blacks?

Australia v England

Ex-Lion turned pundit Jeremy Guscott recently claimed that the Lions will hold a man-for-man advantage over the All Blacks in their forward pack. Is he right? In this article, we size up the selection possibilities in both sides and tackle his bold claim. As Guscott has not put forward his final Lions XV, we decided to use his ex-teammate Will …

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The Power XV: Picking The Strongest Team In World Rugby

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Who’s the strongest of them all? Having assembled a Speed XV and a Flair XV, we wonder if a Power XV would trample over both these teams. In a world of blockbusting, gym-honed gladiators, who would make the most physically powerful XV in their respective positions? And which XV out of the three sides would come out on top overall? …

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