Steve Hansen Warren Gatland

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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Owen Farrell lions Training

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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England coach Eddie Jones during training

Jones says the youngsters have it too easy

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has come out to say that the younger players do not want it enough. He has said that down to players getting into club teams a lot easier than their England predecessors, they do not grow up with the true desire and determination to get get into the side. “They find it too easy. They play in …

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U20 World Championship Player of the Tournament Nominations

The U20 World Championship brought some quality Rugby for yet another year. It not only gives us the chance to watch some top play, but it also gives fans an insight of what is to come from their nation’s youth ranks. Here are the nominations for this years World Rugby U20 Championship player of the year. Who would you choose …

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Maori Men to Watch Against the Lions tomorrow

Damian Mckenzie This young talent was one of the surprise omissions from the All Blacks squad that will face the Lions next week. Instead, the 22 year old will have the chance to stand out among a team of quality players. He has impressed in both the club and international scene for the Chiefs and New Zealand. McKenzie was left …

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O’Brien focuses on the positives of the back-row

Lions second rower Sean O’Brien has expressed his optimism for the second row of the Lions. He has said that they are expecting a tough game against the Maori All Blacks, down to the occasion and relationship between their squad. O’Brien went on to say that he is looking forward to seeing what the back row can do, with talent …

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Gatland to add to his options for later games of the tour

It has not yet been announced by the man himself, but Warren Gatland is to add to his squad for the All Blacks fixtures. He is due to announce his decision post game tomorrow, leaving there to be something to look forward to no matter the result. This not only goes for the fans, as the handful of call ups …

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