The Lions

Warren Gatland – Lions Head Coach for 2017

And there we have it… Warren Gatland is officially Head Coach for the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand. The ex Waikato player and already two time Lions Coach (2009 Asst Coach) comes into his third Lions cycle with high hopes of turning over his native New Zealanders. He has been widely reported as the highest paid Lions coach of …

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Eddie Jones Has Ruled Himself Out Of The Lions Job

Eddie Jones has said “absolutely no” to the suggestion he might coach the British and Irish Lions during their tour of New Zealand. The England head coach has transformed the national team after a disappointing performance at last year’s World Cup saw them fail to get out of the group stage. With Jones leading the side since November 2015, England …

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Leading Candidate Given Green Light For Lions Top Role In 2017

The IRFU have confirmed that they will not stand in the way of Joe Schmidt coaching the Lions next year, if he is offered the job. Along with Wales supremo Warren Gatland, Schmidt is the front-runner to lead the Lions in New Zealand but the Ireland coach had seemingly ruled himself out of contention last January, citing contractual constraints. However, …

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Brian O’Driscoll Has Announced Who He Would Like To See Named Lions Coach

Former British and Irish Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll has backed Wales coach Warren Gatland to lead the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand. Gatland, 52, controversially dropped the Ireland legend from the decisive Test win against Australia in 2013. O’Driscoll told the Daily Telegraph that Gatland and Ireland boss Joe Schmidt are the best options for 2017. The 37-year-old added …

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A Look At A Potential ‘European Lions’ Team

With this years 6 nations having a huge influence on who will get selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand I decided to have a look at what a ‘European Lions’ team could look like. Realistically this would probably never happen due to lack of funding and history – especially with the continuance of the …

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