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Jones named as Lions captain for Crusaders game

Wales man Alun Wyn-Jones has been named captain for Saturday’s game against the Crusaders. This comes after a poor performance from the Lions yesterday against the Blues, which led to a 22-16 defeat; the first of this years tour. And with the amount of mistakes made across the by various players yesterday, it is looking like there could be more to …

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Blues V Lions – Review

Blues V. British and Irish Lions – Lions Tour of New Zealand – 7th June 2017 – KO: 8.35am – Eden Park, Auckland. The British and Irish Lions went into their game against the Blues this morning looking to make big improvements from their opening game against the Provincial Barbarians. A minutes silence was held prior to kick off for …

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Williams passed fit for Lions game

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has now been passed fit by Blues medical staff to play in their game against the British and Irish Lions tomorrow. This will make tomorrows fixture just that bit more interesting, with the strong presence being deemed fit after a medical assessment following their training session yesterday. Warren Gatland will have come prepared for …

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Gatland names new XV for Blues fixture.

Warren Gatland and the Lions were successful on their first step to a tour clean sheet after beating the Provincial Barbarians 13-7 on Saturday. Although the initial XV showed promising signs at the weekend, the Kiwi Head Coach has only kept three names for their fixture on Wednesday against the Blues. Substitutes; Elliot Daly, Rhys Webb and flanker Justin Tipuric are …

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Bryn Gatland backs his Dad in their All Blacks fixtures

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is to face his own son on Saturday, as the Lions face the Provincial Barbarians in the opening game to their 2017 tour of New Zealand. Although his son Bryn will be looking for a win tomorrow, and possibly next week when the Lions face the Blues; he said that he will be …

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Lions XV to face Provincial Barbarians

The British and Irish Lions side to face the Provincial Barbarians has now been named. Gatland has said that, “We have named a side that showcases a strong combination of experience and youth..” which could bring quite a show when it comes to Saturday’s early game. Some of Gatland’s choices are not available for the first fixture, but will join …

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Gatland planned well ahead for the New Zealand tour

Warren Gatland today put Sam Warburton’s statement about the side announcement for their first game of their New Zealand tour to bed. Warburton claimed that the side would be chosen on Wednesday night, but his boss for the tour has put these claims aside, stating to The Independent; “We named the team to the players a week ago, so they’ve done a …

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Blackadder pays Tom Dunn the compliment of a lifetime

  Bath head coach Todd Blackadder has paid Bath’s rising star Tom Dunn a rather big compliment, stating; “I reckon he’d be an All Black if he played in New Zealand.” Dunn has surprisingly only had one start for the Bath’s first team since being promoted from the youth set up, but he is set for many more based on …

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