The Lions

Who Would Make a Lions XV in 2014?

With the bulk of the 2014 internationals over we take a look at who would likely make the Lions squad based on current form; 15.Rob Kearney Leigh Halfpenny’s recent injury troubles mean Kearney has leapfrogged him this year. Kearney has been in superb form for Ireland and looks like the Northern Hemisphere’s most complete full back right now. 14.Tommy Bowe …

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Who Would Make the Lions XV in 2014?

It’s hard to believe that this weekend marks a whole year since Warren Gatland’s Lions team emerged victorious from their tour of Australia. It’s hard to believe that the Lions took 16 whole years to record a series victory after their tour of South Africa in 1997. Despite this momentous victory it would be hard to argue against some major …

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Immortality in Rugby-Jonny Wilkinson

Rugby World Cup Winner, Jonny Wilkinson, has confirmed his retirement from all forms of the game when the season draws to its close. After the announcement on Monday, Wilkinson said “I sincerely thank you all for everything you have given me and for making these last 17 years something I’ll never forget”. The current Toulon captain, and former Newcastle, England and Lions fly …

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Proposed ANZACs vs British Lions Match – Who Would Win?

There is a proposed match between the ANZACs (Australia and New Zealand) and the British and Irish Lions, to celebrate 100 years since World War 1 when the ANZACs fought together first. This match is proposed to take place at Twickenham at the end of 2015, after the Rugby World Cup but would you support this match or do you …

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Who Would Make a Current Lions XV?

This team is based purely on their current form in this years six nations, and not on past reputations. The Team would be entirely different in a real case scenario. 15) Mike Brown – The man has been on fire for England. His high ball skills, combined with freakish ability to beat defenders edges Halfpenny’s dead-eye goal kicking. Kearney is …

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Lions 2013 – The Third Test

Saturday 6th July 2013… the day that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest days in Lions history. It was 15 years, 11 months and 1 day since Martin Johnson captained the Lions to victory in South Africa and boy was it was worth every single minute of waiting to see the Wallabies smashed in their own back garden. …

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Five Players Who Defined the 2013 Lions

The 2013 British and Irish Lions will go down in history as only the fifth side in 125 years to claim a test series victory. Their performance in the final test against Australia was one of the greatest if not the greatest Lions performance of all-time and was a glorious vindication of Warren Gatland’s gameplan and selection. Here are the …

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