Category Archives: Lions

Rhys Priestland speaks about his achilles injury with Sean Holley

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The Six Nations – The Halfway Mark

We’re about halfway through the Six Nations Championship and we’ve seen the best, and the not so great, of Rugby in the first two weekends. The opening weekend was brilliant with England v Scotland a great open game with a … Continue reading

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Lions Greats: Carwyn James

On this day (10th of January) in 1983, one of the greatest coaches in Rugby Union, Carwyn James died aged fifty-three. Carwyn James was the Lions coach on the famous 1971 tour to New Zealand, the first test series win … Continue reading

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Will the Lions visit the land of the Pumas?

The last time the Lions visited Argentina was in 1936, when they won all ten matches by an aggregate of 399 points to 12. On this tour, their third to Argentina, the 23 man squad featured only ten current internationals, … Continue reading

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Hooker: Dylan Hartley v Rory Best

This is what the Lions year is all about. The competition is already brewing up, and we haven’t even started the Six Nations yet. I’m not sure what will be the outcome of this citing, but with Hartley’s past record … Continue reading

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The Lions Tour of 1974 – ‘The Invincibles’

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/50598224″>Behind the Lions: The 1974 Invincibles</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/polarispublishing”>Polaris Publishing Ltd</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> This was the team that toured despite objections from the people of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales because of the apartheid in South Africa. They … Continue reading

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The Lions Tour – The Past and the Present

History Football’s main event is the World Cup. The Olympics is the main event for Athletics, but in Rugby, the Lions Tour is the main event. The main reason for this is the fact that Rugby didn’t have a world cup until … Continue reading

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A potential Wallaby to face the Lions: Israel Folau

Israel Folau has signed this week for the New South Wales Waratahs. The 23 year old makes the transition to Rugby Union not from Rugby League, as has become common for Rugby Union players, but from Australian Rules Football. Although … Continue reading

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The Lions Team After The Autumn Internationals

Jeremy Guscott, Keith Wood, Andy Nicol and Jonathan Davies (Jiffy to you and me!) have chosen their Lions team after the Autumn Internationals. Jeremy Guscott’s team: R Kearney (Ire), T Visser (Sco), B O’Driscoll (Ire), M Tuilagi (Eng), G North (Wal); … Continue reading

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Welcome back Warren Gatland!!

Welcome back Warren Gatland – and please prove to us Welsh supporters, that it’s all been Rob Howley’s fault! As Alfie and Jiffy, (they sound like a Welsh Laurel and Hardy don’t they!) aka Gareth Thomas and Jonathan Davies said … Continue reading

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