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Former Scottish Lions Star Blasts Warren Gatland Over Squad Selection

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Warren Gatland (Head Coach) speaks to the media 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)

Yesterday afternoon, Warren Gatland named a strong Lions squad which is charged with the daunting task of taking on the World Cup champions in their own back yard. However, one notable aspect of the squad has been the lack of Scottish players. While the Scots have not enjoyed strong representation on recent Lions squads, it was hoped that Warren Gatland …

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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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Three All Blacks In Need of A Big Super Rugby Campaign

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: Julian Savea of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Ahead of the Lions tour to New Zealand, the focus has mainly been on the players who will potentially travel in Warren Gatland’s squad.  But what of the All Blacks ? Here, we look at three established All Blacks who need strong performances with their franchises in order to retain their place in the starting team against the Lions. Aaron Smith …

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England To Spring A Surprise In The Centres Against South Africa

England centre Elliot Daly is to be selected ahead of incumbent Jonathan Joseph in a surprise by head coach Eddie Jones, according to reports. The Mirror’s Alex Spink, usually a very reliable source, has claimed that the Wasps outside centre will be named ahead of regular 13 Jonathan Joseph in a straight swap. Joseph has been suffering a groin injury …

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Opinion: Why Jonathan Sexton Must Travel On The Lions Tour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Jonathan Sexton of the Lions celebrates scoring a try during the match between the Waratahs and the British & Irish Lions at Allianz Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland’s coronation as head coach of the British and Irish Lions last week has sparked great deal of debate. Who will travel to New Zealand, and who will miss the cut? One of the positions causing the most debate is out-half. Should Dan Biggar lead the line? What about Owen Farrell or George Ford? There is little talk about …

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Cork Name Team To Face Tipperary In The Munster Hurling Championship

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Cork manager Kieran Kingston has named an interesting team to face Tipperary on Sunday in the first round of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The Rebels narrowly avoided relegation in the National Hurling League, beating Galway in the play-off. However, the task of beating the Premier in the home of hurling is a daunting one, and recent history is not …

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The England XV Eddie Jones Should Select For The Six Nations

After a disappointing World Cup last Autumn, the England rugby community looks to 2016 with a sense of a new beginning. The opening game of the Eddie Jones era is beckoning, with a date against Scotland to kickstart their Six Nations campaign. A different coach always has his favourite players, guys he can trust. Jones is no different to Stuart …

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