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Mako Vunipola Lions Tour 2017

Mako Vunipola Vows To Restore Lions Pride

England and Lions man Mako Vunipola has said that he and the Lions are going to restore their pride in the second test against the All Blacks tomorrow. He has responded to Gatland’s harsh comments about the first test saying; “It’s him laying the gauntlet down. So it’s up to us if we take that challenge on or shy away from …

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Andy Farrell Lions conference

Farrell Backs Lions To Give Their All

British and Irish Lions Assistant Coach Andy Farrell has said to the media that the Lions are going to show their true potential in their second test against the All Blacks in Wellington. A week and a draw on from the disappointing start to the 3 game challenge, both the players and staff are confident in a much improved performance …

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All Blacks V Lions Test 1 2017

All Blacks V Lions Test 2 – The Teams

The All Blacks host the Lions for the second test out of three this weekend, and both bosses have named their sides. It has been confirmed that captain Sam Warburton has returned to the starting line up after missing the game against the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Last weeks captain O’Mahony has been left out of the 23 all together. Ben Te’o, …

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Stander says the Lions are responding right

Ireland and Lions man CJ Stander said to the media that the side from yesterdays 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes are more than ready to help out in any way for the approaching test against the All Blacks. The performance yesterday was looking positive, until there was about 20 minutes to go; when the Lions let slip of what seemed …

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Warren Gatland press conference lions tour 2017

Lions boss praises his side’s attitude

British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland has praised his side after their 31-31 battle against the Hurricanes today. A game which should have easily have been the Lions’ after a strong start from the visitors. He said to the press that coming up against such quality competition can be tough, and he is proud of his side for …

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Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs - Anglo-Welsh Cup

Medical woes put Reddish into retirement

Harlequins man Mark Reddish has today retired from Rugby down to concussion problems. This comes just a few months after Welshman George North was told he should retire to avoid later medical problems; instructions which he chose to ignore. Although, Reddish seems to have looked at the bigger picture, stating to Harlequins media;“Having to retire is extremely difficult, but given …

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Tommy Seymour scores their first try 27/6/2017

Laidlaw magic led to Seymour try

Greig Laidlaw had a good game this morning against the Hurricanes, and this interception was his best moment of the game. The hosts were getting close to the Lions try-line and Laidlaw made this quality interception after reading the play to stop the threat. Although he didn’t quite have the legs to get up the pitch and get the try …

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Tommy Seymour scores their first try 27/6/2017

Hurricanes V Lions – Final mid-week review

The Hurricanes hosted the British and Irish Lions this morning in the last mid week fixture of the tour. It was a much anticipated fixture, with Gatland having some points of improvement from their less than satisfying loss to the All Blacks on Saturday; although it does not come close to the standards they will face when they return to …

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