The Lions

Poll – Select Your Lions Starting Test XV

With the Lions first test against the Wallabies just one week away, here’s your chance to choose your starting XV… [poll id=”4″] [poll id=”5″] [poll id=”6″] [poll id=”7″] [poll id=”8″] [poll id=”9″] [poll id=”10″] [poll id=”11″] [poll id=”12″] [poll id=”14″] [poll id=”13″] [poll id=”15″]  

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Billy Twelvetrees and the Great Lions Adventure

News hit the British Isles last night that Billy Twelvetrees was to be called up to the Lions squad as cover for the Centre and Out Half positions.  To many outside of England, and people who don’t follow the Aviva Premiership, the name, as outstanding as it is, will be a new one, having only secured his fifth International cap …

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Should The Lions Be Playing More International Warm-Ups?

With the Lions having just nilled an Australian NSW Combined Counties side that included a carpenter, plumber, electrical engineer, medical student and removal man in the squad surely it is time to reconsider the Lions concept. The 64 -0 victory was preceded by a 59 – 8 victory over the Barbarians and a 69 – 17 win over a weakened Western …

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The Lions Stadium Tour

With the Lions having just recorded a second convincing victory on their 2013 tour and the test matches against the Wallabies fast approaching we take a look at the locations for each of the three main events and the difficulties that each stadium pose. Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 22 June 2013, 11:00 (8pm local time) Capacity; 52,500 Forecast; overcast, mild (16°), with …

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The Appeal & Hype of a Lions Tour

So what is the big draw for a lions tour? In 2001 I was lucky enough to see for myself, and to experience Australia in all its glory. With some financial help from my friends and some extra time off from work I found myself on the plane to Melbourne a week before the 2nd test. The lions were 1-0 …

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20 Things We’ve Learnt So Far From The 2013 Lions Tour

With the 2013 Lions tour of Australia set to kick off later today against the Barbarians we take a typically satirical look at the tours highlights so far… Turns out someone has already built a statue in honour of Richie Gray… This bloke seems to be paying a lot of ‘attention’ Jamie Heaslip… Mike Phillips does a great Austin Healey …

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Expanding The Pride – From Lions To Fantasy Rugby

With three French sides making up four of the European finalists this year, I’ve heard a few people wonder why The British and Irish Lions tour hasn’t been expanded to include Italy and France. At first I dismissed the idea but now I’m more inclined to think maybe there is something in it? When the Lions kick off against the …

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