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Jordie Barrett to Steal the Show in the Quarters

Jordie Barrett could impress in the Super Rugby Quarter-Final. He has impressed all with his performances for the All Blacks and Hurricanes alike, making him the prime candidate to start on Friday. He is likely to be partnered with Ngani Laumape as regular centre Vince Aso is out with groin injury. With Beauden also being confirmed to be at the 10 …

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Warburton Speaks to Media Following Return Home

As the British and Irish Lions returned home from the rather successful tour of New Zealand, Captain Sam Warburton and Tour Manager John Spencer spoke to the press at Heathrow Airport. They commented on the tour just gone; the support from fans, and the tours to come, as the Lions’ reputation continues to grow and so does the following.

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Kyle Sinckler Arrested in Auckland

British and Irish Lions man Kyle Sinckler has apologised after being arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning following the Lions 1-1 draw against the All Blacks. The incident which took place was stated by Auckland police as minor, and “,did not warrant prosecution.” Instead he was taken back to the team accommodation following his eventful night out. The …

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All Blacks V Lions Series Decider Will Not Happen

The thought of a series decider between the British and Irish Lions and the All Blacks was a sweet one whilst it lasted, but it has now been announced that the Barbarians Vs All Blacks fixture is to stay as it was, rather than becoming an ‘unofficial decider’. This comes after the English Rugby Union stated that they are not …

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An ‘Unofficial’ Series Decider Could Be On The Cards

Since the Lions tour of New Zealand ended in a draw at the weekend with both sides sporting a win each, it has been argued that there should be a decider between the two. Although this will not happen immediately, it has been said that the Barbarians V All Blacks fixture on the 4th November will act as an ‘unofficial’ …

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Faletau Praises England Star

The All Blacks and the Lions fought out a tough draw on Saturday to cap this years series. The tour allowed some of the home nations younger players to show their potential in big occasions; one of them being England man Maro Itoje.    Throughout the tour he has been a strong figure in the set up, echoing past performances …

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Smith’s Concussion Problem Turns Out To Be Something Else Completely

All Black Ben Smith missed the second test against the touring Lions with suspected concussion problems. Although, his boss Steve Hansen has now cleared these claims, stating; “Smith had some tests done over the last seven or eight days in Dunedin, and he has been cleared of concussion,” but this was not the end of his woes, as he went …

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Gatland Urges Unchanged Side To Make Their Legacy

Warren Gatland named an unchanged side from last weekends comeback, which explains the two day break following the win in Wellington; whilst his opposite number Steve Hansen has made changes, one being the predicted inclusion of Jordie Barrett.   Gatland has said to his side that he wants them to make history by getting a second series win ever in New …

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