Tag Archives: British & Irish Lions

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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Rhys Priestland speaks about his achilles injury with Sean Holley

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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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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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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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