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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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Schonert added to Jones’ squad for the Argentina tour

  Nick Schonert has been named in Eddie Jones’ England squad. Schonert, who was ruled out of the tour warm up game with an injury, is set to return to action for England’s first test on the 10th June. He has been part of the England set up in the lead up to the tournament and is now highly likely to …

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Following Sri Lankan Rugby ‘from the ground up’

World Rugby follow Sri Lanka on their journey through Asia’s Division 1. They go up against arguably Asia’s best side, Malaysia as they look to climb up the ranks of Asian Rugby and cement Rugby as a major sport in the country. Like any other Rugby nation, they have a dream of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup. For such …

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Steve Hansen criticises the Lions’ schedule

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has criticised the British and Irish Lions’ schedule; questioning their lack of time in New Zealand prior to their opening game on Saturday. The full squad will be in New Zealand on Wednesday, giving them only three days of preparation ahead of their first game. Hansen said toThe Times; “You’d want to be there a …

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