sam warburton lions captain 2017

Warburton ready for the Lions tour

  Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in their tour of New Zealand next month, and he has now said that he is ready for the task. He has said to Sky Sports yesterday that; “…today I trained fully. We did full contact, and I was absolutely fine. That’s all the boxes ticked, and now I can …

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Haskell pays Billy Vunipola a big compliment

  Since Billy Vunipola chose to drop out of the Lions tour next month with an ongoing shoulder injury, his replacement James Haskell has paid him a big compliment. Haskell has said to the media that; “From a personal point of view it is a bit difficult because Billy is a really good mate of mine… He’s an unbelievable player …

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Jordan Taufau could make an impact for the All Blacks

This Kiwi looks promising, with his power and speed it looks as though he could be making a big impact for his home nation quite soon. The 25 year old has made a habit of getting tries for his current and past club sides since he began his club career in 2012 for Tasman before moving on to play for …

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George Ford excited for England challenge

Ford is looking forward to the challenge for England next month

  One of England’s top men George Ford has said that he cannot wait for the challenge that faces England next month. England play the Barbarians on the 28th of May before they head to challenge Argentina in a two game series at the beginning of June. Ford has said to England Rugby; “My focus is making myself a better player and …

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Vunipola will miss out on the Lions tour

Saracens man Billy Vunipola will miss the British and Irish Lions tour next month down to an ongoing injury. Vunipola, who was undoubtably going to play a big role in the Lions tour has been battling with a shoulder injury, which has now taken a turn for the worse at the worst possible time for the 24 year old; with …

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Rory Best says Lions must attack against All Blacks

Ireland hooker Rory Best has said that the Lions must go all out if they want to beat the All Blacks next month. Being one of the men who beat the All Blacks with Ireland in the November internationals, he looks to have the experience; along with the other Ireland players, that will be key in overturning the All Blacks. …

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Lions tour brings new faces to the Ireland summer tour squad

With the Lions tour taking priority this Summer, the home nations are being forced to put some uncapped names in their squads as they go on tour in preparation for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in Japan. Ireland are no different, with 8 un-named faces featuring in the squad for their tour of the United States and Japan this summer. …

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Champions Cup changes to be made next season

The proposed changes to the Champions Cup qualifying stage are due to be made next season. The current selection from the Guinness Pro12 sees the top 7 teams (one side from each of; Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy) go through to the tournament. Whereas, at the end of next season, any seven sides can qualify from the Pro12 regardless of …

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