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The Winners And Losers As Lions Shock All Blacks In Second Test

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 01: Maro Itoje of the Lions celebrates with the fans following their team's 24-21 victory during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

What about that for a Test match! Superb tries, controversy and a Lions victory, it couldn’t have been a greater event for a sports fan. Now the dust has begun to settle after the nail-biting encounter, the analysis begins. Here are the winners and losers from the second Test. Winners Maro Itoje The performance of a warrior. Brodie Retallick ran …

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All Blacks Make Two Changes For All-Important Second Test Vs The Lions

during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at XXXXXX on August 11, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

After a world-class performance last week against the Lions, the All Blacks have been forced into two changes. Both these changes are consequences of injuries that occurred in the spectacular first Test. Fullback Ben Smith injured his head and has concussion after his efforts in Auckland. Meanwhile, Ryan Crotty limped off with a hamstring problem after just recovering from an …

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Three Lions Who Have Played Themselves Out Of Test Selection

The British and Irish Lions have drawn their final midweek game in New Zealand following a tense final 10 minutes against the Hurricanes. The midweek team have hardly took the world by storm against the Super Rugby outfits. Defeats against the Blues and Highlanders have had a huge effect on the morale of the midweek team and created a divide within the …

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Jonny Wilkinson Identifies How The Lions Can Beat The All Blacks

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2: Jonny Wilkinson of the Lions kicks during the second test match between New Zealand All Blacks and British and Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England’s legendary fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has indicated that the Lions’ strength in defence will be imperative in any hope of victory ahead of the highly-anticipated first Test on Saturday morning. Throughout the tour the Lions have been immense in defence and this would have struck fear into the All Blacks. This is clearly shown by the dominant displays that Warren …

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The Five Most Important Things We Learnt From The Lions Selection

Christchurch , New Zealand - 10 June 2017; Peter O'Mahony of the British & Irish Lions following the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s felt like a lifetime of waiting but the Lions and the All Blacks will finally do battle this Saturday. Since landing down under certain players have firmly put themselves straight into that starting team for the first test. However, up until the selection, most fans could only guess who would be playing in what position.  The left wing, the back row and George …

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Toulon Sign Leicester Tigers Winger JP Pietersen

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Toulon have announced the signing of South Africa’s World Cup winning winger, JP Pietersen on a two-year contract from Leicester Tigers. This move was part of a busy day for both teams. Toulon had lost James O’Connor to Sale Sharks in the morning in a transfer that nobody saw coming. Meanwhile, Gareth Owen had just become a Tiger after leaving …

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Lions Tour: The All Blacks’ Five Most Dangerous Players

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With just a matter of days to go until the most anticipated Lions Test matches in history, the series is still impossible to predict. Many believe the Lions’ resolute defence and powerful forwards will prove more dominant than the All Blacks. On the other hand, many think the Lions simply cannot cope with the flair and all round skill set possessed …

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