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Five Questions For The Lions And All Blacks Coaches Ahead Of The Second Test In Wellington

After a pulsating first Test in which the All Blacks out-Warrenballed the Lions 30-15, will we see any changes in tactics employed by coaches Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen for the second Test in Wellington? Will Gatland drop his captain, Peter O’Mahony? How will the All Blacks approach the game tactically? Here are the five biggest questions which need answers …

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Stuart Lancaster Got Tadhg Furlong Believing In His Lions Dream

Tadhg Furlong’s rise in international Test rugby has been nothing short of meteoric. Just one year ago he was making his first Test start for Ireland on their summer tour to South Africa against the Springboks. 12 months later, he is getting ready to pack down for the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks at Eden Park in …

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New Zealand Vs The British & Irish Lions: Three Key Battles

As both Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland have shown their hands and revealed their respective squads, we know exactly who will take to the field on Saturday morning for the start of the serious business on this tour.   Over the course of their opening six games we’ve seen where the Lions’ strengths are and got a feel for how …

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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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Francis Saili Is Leaving Munster For The Aviva Premiership

One of the narratives throughout Munster’s season was which centre they would be keeping on the books for next season. It was a battle between Jaco Taute and Francis Saili with the South African winning out in that particular tussle.  Saili didn’t hit the heights which many would have expected of him throughout his tenure at Munster but he did …

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All Black Fan Pokes Fun At Lions, Sells ‘Rare’ Try In Online Auction

As Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland’s sniping ramps up tension before the first Test, a cheeky All Blacks fan has provided a bit of light-hearted relief by auctioning off a ‘rare’ Lions try online. The ‘try for sale’, which was listed in the ‘antiques and collectibles’ category of the Trade Me auction site, took aim at the conservative so-called ‘Warrenball’ …

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