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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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Schmidt In Line For Kiwi Job

Ireland man Joe Schmidt is now one of the most likely candidates to take over the Head Coach position in the All Blacks set up when Hansen leaves.    Steve Hansen is set to leave the Kiwis after the 2019 World Cup in Japan, and the NZRU have revealed that they have made sure to stay in very close contact …

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Payne Ruled Out Of Decider

Jared Payne continues his run of bad luck in this years Lions tour, after migraines continue to add to his list of worries.    Payne was left out for the Lions’ draw against Hurricanes last week, but the medical staff did not expect the problems to last this long; keeping him an option for the following test, only to be ruled out again.    …

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Conditioning Experts Back Lions’ Two Day Break

The All Blacks host the Lions this weekend in what is to be the series decider after the Lions gave the All Blacks their first loss at home in eight years at the weekend, making it 1-1 in this years series. The Lions are having two days rest before they get back into the high intensity training that the tour …

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Lions Pull Off Shock Result In Test 2

The All Blacks today hosted the Lions in the second test of 3 in this years tour. Today it was the Lions who turned up in Wellington, as a late Farrell kick seals the win for the visitors. The All Blacks played 55 minutes with 14 men after Sonny Bill Williams became the third All Black ever, and the first …

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