Tag Archives: Australia

The Final Prediction

There’s only a day left until Warren Gatland names his Lions squad. No matter what every other person associated with rugby has had to say on who’ll be in the Lions squad, this is the only one that matters.  “I … Continue reading

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Post Six Nations: Lions XV

I still don’t think that everyone in Wales has recovered from Saturday night to be honest. What a weekend it was. The Decider. Wales v England. And the game certainly lived up to its expectation. I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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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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A player who is yet to make it on to Wikipedia – Billy Vunipola

‘That’s England’s Number Eight right there.’ Those were the words of the former London Wasps Number Eight; Dean Ryan, speaking about the Wasps current Eight; Billy Vunipola. Both Dean Ryan and Pat Sanderson were reacting to Vunipola’s performance against Sale … Continue reading

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Stuart Barnes’s Lions Test XV

Here’s Stuart Barnes’s Lions Test XV for the first test against Australia seen in today’s Sunday Times: 15. Rob Kearney 14. George North 13. Jonathan Davies 12. Brian O’ Driscoll (c) 11. Leigh Halfpenny 10. Jonny Sexton 9. Ben Youngs … 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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Australia’s Farewell to Nathan Sharpe

G’day. This week there is a change to the blog. Rather than it being British based and looking at the Welsh campaign in the Autumn Internationals, this week, we’ll look at Australia – the team the Lions will play next … 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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