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The British and Irish Lions squad for the 2017 tour

The time has come for Warren Gatland to announce his squad for the British and Irish Lions tour in less than two months time. The Lions will travel to New Zealand for their first game on 3rd of June against the Provincial Barbarians. On the tour they will also face the likes of the Hurricanes, Maori All Blacks, Crusaders, and The …

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British and Irish Lions line up before game

The Lions XV that are not to be

With the Lions announcement due today, here’s a look at fifteen men who have no chance of being on the plane to New Zealand but would undoubtedly have a huge amount to offer to any squad. This is the best Lions XV Definitely Not Touring.   15) Nick Abendanon – The South African-born fullback hasn’t played that many games for …

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When opinions on the pitch collide.

  I think that it is safe to say that Referees and players don’t always have the same view on things. This just went to show, after Irishman Luke Fitzgerald criticised Nigel Owens this week for the controversial statements he is seen to be giving to players mod game. The 29 year old said that; “He shouldn’t be commentating on …

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Gatland tells us what it takes to be on the Lions back row

  Warren Gatland will take the Lions on their tour of New Zealand this summer, and he is yet to choose the squad he will take in a quest for success. In this video, Gatland discusses what it takes to become a top back rower, whilst Lions veteran Paul O’Connell gives us his views on how to be successful at openside, …

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Hong Kong 7's opening ceremony

The top tries from last weekends Hong Kong 7’s

Sevens Rugby is certainly growing in popularity and quality around the world, and last weeks Hong Kong Sevens just proved that. The Blitzboks did were not able to snatch another series this time around, after their close contenders Fiji stayed strong in the final to come out victorious. Here are the top 7 tries from last weeks Sevens action.  

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Jonah Lomu makes a big run

Solid tackles being put in over seas.

  We all love a big tackle, and this video definitely does not let down. Although these are undoubtably some tough tackles, I think it is safe to say that some of these on here could’ve easily led to a sinbin.  

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Beauden Barrett interview with All Blacks

Barrett talks about himself in an interview with the All Blacks

  It is hard to think of pro’ players as anything other than that, but behind the constant training and the cameras, they are just normal people like me and you. In this quickfire interview with the All Blacks’ media team, Beauden Barrett answers some questions about his life outside of the game. Who would think that the worlds best …

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