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Three Areas The Lions Must Improve Ahead Of Blues Match

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 03: Warren Gatland the Lions head coach looks on during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After months of hype and excitement it would be fair to say that the opening game of the Lions tour did fall a little flat. A lack of cohesion was expected and evident to an even greater degree than we may have foreseen with the unforced error count being altogether too high for a team with as many top class …

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Watch: Italy’s Late Conversion To Beat Ireland In The Under-20 World Cup Defied The Laws Of Physics

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Ireland suffered a surprise defeat in their opening Under-20 World Championship match against Italy on Wednesday. Peter Malone’s side took on the Azzurri in a pool that also contains Scotland and the All Blacks, and the defeat puts their chances of securing at least fifth place in the tournament in serious jeopardy. Having clawed their way back into the lead …

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Ulster Have Just Signed The Sharks’ Destructive Springbok Back Row

The domestic season is almost complete in the northern hemisphere (the Top 14 final is taking place this weekend) so that only means one thing – it’s contracts season and there will be no shortage of speculation throughout the summer.  Although that can be tiresome for some, at least it provides another source of news when undoubtedly most of the …

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Stuart Lancaster Has Signed A New Contract To Stay On With Leinster

A season which promised so much didn’t turn out the way Leinster would have hoped but it’s difficult to ignore the progress they have made this season. They reached the semi-finals of the Champions Cup and they really should have made the final after an uncharacteristic poor start against Clermont Auvergne before having the French side on the ropes in …

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Lions 2017: Who Should Start In Midfield For The All Blacks Tests?

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham London 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland England’s Owen Farrell and Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Lions partnerships and working combinations will all come under scrutiny over the coming weeks. And one of the most pivotal areas, the 10/12/13 Lions midfield axis, is an exciting one to cast our eye over first.  Owen Farrell should start the first Test at fly-half. His vision, playmaking ability and accurate goal kicking will be invaluable. Victorious in the Champions Cup …

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Munster Fans Bemoan Disappointing Performance Against Clinical Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/5/2017 Munster vs Scarlets Munster's CJ Stander dejected after Scarlets scored there fourth try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster’s ambitions of winning their fourth Pro12 title were torn to pieces on Saturday evening by a clinical Scarlets outfit.  Having finished the season strongly with three victories, the southern province went into the game high on confidence but were bettered on the day that mattered most by their Welsh counterparts. Early tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans and Gareth …

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