Key Talking Points from the Lions Tests so Far

With the second Lions test now over and the series standing at 1-a-piece, a few key issues have come to light for both sides; The Lions Midfield Combination This is not a direct criticism of Brian O’Driscoll or his midfield compatriot Jonathan Davies, both are outstanding players in their own right as they have proved on numerous occasions. The issue however …

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Have the Lions Lost Faith in Their Own Abilities?

I recently tried to quit smoking. Hindsight has shown me that this was a critical error in judgement because it’s the middle of the Lions Tour. Why did I take on a task with such short sighted ambition?  Could I have tried harder? These are probably the same questions the Lions players and Coaches will be asking themselves after today’s …

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Three Areas the Lions Have to Improve to Clinch Series Glory

Warren Gatland has made five changes to the Lions starting XV ahead of the second test in Melbourne on Saturday. Two of the changes were forced by injury with Alex Corbisiero and Paul O’Connell replaced by Mako Vunipola and Geoff Parling. The other changes see Dan Lydiate, Ben Youngs and Tommy Bowe coming in for Tom Croft, Mike Phillips and …

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Super 15 Rugby Margin Results Analysis 2013

Super 15 Rugby players have taken a break over the past few weeks, but I haven’t!  Here is an analysis of the Super 15 Rugby 2013 most popular margin results to help virtual rugby tipsters playing SuperBru or similar tipping competitions. Here are the facts Super Rugby 2013 First 17 Rounds – The home teams have scored 2607 vs 2247 …

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Interview With Castres Flyer Marcel Garvey

After a staggeringly successful season with Top 14 champions Castres, Marcel Garvey takes some time out to answer our questions… How are you enjoying your time in France? Really enjoying my time in France thanks and loving the whole experience of something new. What is the general mood around the squad after the Top 14 victory? Obviously everyone was on …

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The British & Irish Lions First Test v Australia

Just the ramblings of yet another armchair fan but am I alone in feeling despondent about the lions’ result last Saturday?  I am only able to comment on the first half as a family commitment reduced my torture to only 40 minutes.  In that first half there was precious little rugby played, it was a game pock marked with stoppages …

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