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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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Leinster Jersey To Be Manufactured By Adidas From Next Season

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Adam Byrne of Leinster runs with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leinster will cut ties with Canterbury at the end of this season according to a report in The Independent. The Irish province will follow in the footsteps of rivals Munster in signing with German-based giants Adidas. The deal with them is set to have a similar clause to Muster where any replica gear will only be available to purchase in Ireland in …

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Mixed Injury News For Munster Ahead Of Mammoth Champions Cup Semi-Final

Munster Rugby Press Conference, UL, Limerick 18/1/2017 Conor Murray

Days ahead of Munster’s European Champions Cup semi-final, the province has received mixed news on the injury front. An RTÉ Sport report states that CJ Stander look set to be ready for the clash with Saracens. However, they also rate Conor Murray’s chances of recovering in time as slim. Murray has struggled with a shoulder injury since the 6 Nations loss to Wales last …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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The Five Worst Players To Have Represented The British And Irish Lions

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: The Lions badge during the British and Irish Lions captain's run at the Anglican Church Grammar School on June 7, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The red jersey of the Lions has been worn by the greatest players ever to come out of Britain and Ireland. Think Gareth Edwards, Jonny Wilkinson and Brian O’Driscoll. Every squad selected must be full with incredible talent to allow them to compete with the southern hemisphere’s finest. This got me thinking, who are the worst players to have played …

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