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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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Hansen continues to add pressure on the Lions

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen continues to build pressure on the Lions prior to their three fixtures against his side over this month and next. He has said that the Lions have to start winning if they want to be ready for the tests to come. The Lions have not quite hit expectations yet this tour, with an unconvincing win …

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Jones named as Lions captain for Crusaders game

Wales man Alun Wyn-Jones has been named captain for Saturday’s game against the Crusaders. This comes after a poor performance from the Lions yesterday against the Blues, which led to a 22-16 defeat; the first of this years tour. And with the amount of mistakes made across the by various players yesterday, it is looking like there could be more to …

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Blues V Lions – Review

Blues V. British and Irish Lions – Lions Tour of New Zealand – 7th June 2017 – KO: 8.35am – Eden Park, Auckland. The British and Irish Lions went into their game against the Blues this morning looking to make big improvements from their opening game against the Provincial Barbarians. A minutes silence was held prior to kick off for …

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Gatland names new XV for Blues fixture.

Warren Gatland and the Lions were successful on their first step to a tour clean sheet after beating the Provincial Barbarians 13-7 on Saturday. Although the initial XV showed promising signs at the weekend, the Kiwi Head Coach has only kept three names for their fixture on Wednesday against the Blues. Substitutes; Elliot Daly, Rhys Webb and flanker Justin Tipuric are …

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Steve Hansen criticises the Lions’ schedule

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has criticised the British and Irish Lions’ schedule; questioning their lack of time in New Zealand prior to their opening game on Saturday. The full squad will be in New Zealand on Wednesday, giving them only three days of preparation ahead of their first game. Hansen said toThe Times; “You’d want to be there a …

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Warburton says he can feel the momentum building ahead of the Lions tour

The British and Irish Lions tour is edging ever closer, and captain Sam Warburton has said that the 41 man squad can feel momentum building ahead of the tour. In this video from the British and Irish Lions press, the Welshman speaks about the Lions gelling well since they began their training. This has helped Gatland’s boys in getting aspects of …

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Haskell pays Billy Vunipola a big compliment

  Since Billy Vunipola chose to drop out of the Lions tour next month with an ongoing shoulder injury, his replacement James Haskell has paid him a big compliment. Haskell has said to the media that; “From a personal point of view it is a bit difficult because Billy is a really good mate of mine… He’s an unbelievable player …

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