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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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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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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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Hansen not happy with Gatland

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has slated Warren Gatland for his claims of foul play in the first test between the Lions and the All Blacks on Saturday, in which the All Blacks reigned victorious 30-15.   It is no surprise that Hansen had something to say about Gatland’s statement following the game, as it was one of some …

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Whitelock looking forward to second chance at Lions

All Blacks man Sam Whitelock has said that he is looking forward to another crack at Gatland’s Lions at the weekend. He has faced the Lions previously this tour for his club side Crusaders, but this time, he is looking for a win after the 3-12 loss for the Crusaders. He has said to the media that he is great …

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Gatland confirms Farrell’s fitness

Warren Gatland has now confirmed Owen Farrell’s fitness for the Al Blacks fixtures. Gatland has said; “Owen could have played on Saturday. Had it been a Test match he would have played,” but they simply didn’t want to risk it. This is certainly a bit of a nerve settler for the Lions, as they continue to improve from their poor start …

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