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Who Warren Gatland Should Pick As The 2017 Lions Captain To Tour New Zealand

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Warren Gatland, head coach of Wales looks on prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland, as widely expected, was named as the Lions’ head coach for their 2017 tour to New Zealand, and Dylan Hartley should captain the cream of Britain and Ireland’s rugby players. Hartley is one of two leading candidates. The skipper of the resurgent England is joined in that category by Wales’ Sam Warburton – Gatland’s lieutenant-in-chief and captain for …

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International Rugby: The Greatest Captains XV

At the heart of every good team is a fantastic captain and there have been some truly great leaders in rugby over the years. We decided to put together a XV made up of the most successful captains in the history of rugby union. 1) Wilson Whineray (22 wins) As a player, Sir Wilson Whineray played 32 tests for the …

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Clear Favourite For British and Irish Lions Captaincy Emerges

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: The scrum packs down during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

The Lions will tour New Zealand next summer. Although the British and Irish Lions have not yet even appointed a coach for next summer’s tour of New Zealand, an early favourite for the captaincy has already emerged. Despite leading England to a Grand Slam and a series whitewash over Australia, Dylan Hartley is not the front runner according to Ladbrokes. Instead, …

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Wales Captain Sam Warburton Donates Kit To Charity Shop

If being one of the best forwards in world rugby, Wales and Lions captain and a Grand Slam and Lions tour series winner wasn’t enough, it turns out Sam Warburton is a genuinely decent bloke as well. Head down to @tenovuscancer Rhiwbina from tomorrow for @cardiff_blues and @WelshRugbyUnion kit from RWC 15 and 6N! pic.twitter.com/RFaxCaNSaG — Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) July …

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International Rugby: The ‘Seeing Red’ XV

No player will want to be a part of this team because we’ve put together a side of individuals who have received at least one of the 147 red cards handed out in the history of Test rugby. This writer has put together a team featuring some of the most unusual, intriguing or just unpleasant stories from rugby’s elaborate history …

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A Post June Series British and Irish Lions XV

Golden Lions v British & Irish Lions

The countdown to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand is on. With the summer series now wrapped up, rugby fans throughout the home nations await the appointment of the new British and Irish Lions coach. Although Warren Gatland appears to be the leading contender, Joe Schmidt cannot be ruled out as a possible alternative. Whoever the new …

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Watch: George North Embarrasses Julian Savea With A Big Hand Off

New Zealand v Wales

George North beat Julian Savea with a big hand off. Wales have shocked New Zealand in the opening 40 minutes at Eden Park. After receiving a great deal of criticism after tamely losing to England, Wales produced a brilliant opening 40 minutes against the All Blacks. Dispensing with their traditional “Warren Ball” style of play, Wales have thrown the ball …

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Welsh Media Very Confident Going Into All-Blacks Test Series

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Chris Robshaw of England leaves the field dejected as Jamie Roberts of Wales celebrates after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the eagerly awaited summer test series now only a matter of hours away, anticipation is reaching fever pitch as the best the northern hemisphere has to offer heads south to take on the perennial top three nations in world rugby. However, while anticipation may be high expectations will not be as such, as the north’s best hope for a …

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Gatland Opts For Experience As He Names His Selection For First Test

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a battle-hardened team for the first test against New Zealand on Saturday. In a team packed with plenty of caps, the New Zealander has also sprang a couple of surprises: Gethin Jenkins, Wales’ most capped player, comes in at loosehead in place of Rob Evans, while Scarlets skipper Ken Owens replaces Scott Baldwin at hooker. …

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Opinion: Vakatawa’s New France Contract Could Be A Game-Changer For Sevens Rugby

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 13: Virimi Vakatawa of France ttys to evade Ross Ford of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Currently centrally contracted to the FFR, it appears Virimi Vakatawa is likely to shun numerous offers from Top 14 clubs to re-sign with France’s national governing body, despite the chance to earn more money elsewhere. Vakatawa, a surprise inclusion in Guy Noves’s first squad for the Six Nations, established himself as a regular with the country’s sevens side before making the …

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Wales Name Experienced Squad For New Zealand Tour

Wales have named an experienced squad for their daunting three test tour to New Zealand next month. There are no uncapped players in coach Warren Gatland’s 35 man squad (via Wales Online) with Fullback Leigh Halfpenny’s non-inclusion and the selection of only one openside flanker the biggest suprises. Halfpenny has been out since September and is expected to return at the end …

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Alex Corbisiero Selects An Interesting Looking Lions Pack

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

Competition for places in the Lions squad is already heating up. Although the British and Irish Lions will not tour New Zealand for another 15 months, commentators already have one eye on the potential make up of the squad. It was therefore not at all surprising to read an article published on Sky Sports‘ website, in which Alex Corbisiero selected his …

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Wales Name Team To Face Italy With Dan Lydiate As Captain

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 21: Dan Lydiate of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales cannot win the Six Nations Championship after their comeback against England fell short at Twickenham on Saturday, but they will look to finish the tournament on a high with a win over Italy in the Principality Stadium. Warren Gatland will have to plan without skipper Sam Warburton, who was concussed in London last weekend. Therefore, Dan Lydiate deputises as …

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