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Why The Lions Tour Is Good News For Eddie Jones And England

SANTA FE, ARGENTINA - JUNE 17: Eddie Jones, Head Coach of England looks on prior to the ICBC Cup match between Argentina and England at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez on June 17, 2017 in Santa Fe, Santa Fe. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images,)

Whilst Eddie Jones has spent the summer working with the country’s next generation of exciting talent, coming away from the notoriously hostile environment of Argentina with a 2-0 series win, much of his core of senior players have been battling it out with New Zealand’s finest, which is great news for the men in white. Inevitably, the build-up to the …

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All Blacks Vs Lions: Why The Sinckler-Perenara Incident Shouldn’t Just Be Brushed Under The Carpet

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 01: A fight between TJ Perenara of the All Blacks and Kyle Sinckler breaks out on full time during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Last weekend I wrote a piece on TJ Perenara’s behaviour towards the referee during the second Test of the Lions series, which included my opinion on the incident that involved both the scrum-half and the visitors’ Kyle Sinckler in an altercation after the final whistle. It is vitally important that we do not erode our sense of responsibility towards officials in …

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Munster Announce Two New Additions Ahead Of 2017/18 Season

Munster have boosted their squad with the signings of a South African forward pair flanker Chris Cloete and lock Gerbrandt Grobler.  26-year-old Cloete has signed to the province on a three-year contract and will link up with the squad after the Currie Cup, whilst 25-year-old Grobler is committing on a one-year deal and will be arriving in Limerick during pre-season. Grobler, who …

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Warren Gatland A Contender For All Blacks Post Come 2019

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, shakes hands with New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen prior to the First Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is a contender for the coveted All Blacks coaching role in 2019. Hamilton-born Gatland has not hidden his desire to one day lead his country and ahead of Saturday’s series decider at Eden Park, his chances have been given a boost by New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew. Speaking to the …

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Jack McGrath Starting Would Be Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

Wellington , New Zealand - 1 July 2017; British and Irish Lions players, from left, Liam Williams, Jack McGrath and Taulupe Faletau during the Second Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

New Zealand have been wounded, but it will take another loss for them to be truly defeated. The Lions left Wellington on the back of a 24-21 victory against the All Blacks. However, if they are to continue their winning ways, minor adjustments must be made. One single change can make a world of difference. Ben Smith was dearly missed …

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Robbie Henshaw A Doubt For November After Injury Confirmed To Be Much Worse Than First Thought

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 27/6/2017 Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions Lions' Robbie Henshaw goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Robbie Henshaw’s disappointing Lions tour ended prematurely last week when he suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury against the Hurricanes. The Leinster man could have harboured genuine hopes of making Warren Gatland’s Test team with his rampaging playing style thought to be appealing to the Kiwi coach. However, he never really got going this summer and was confirmed …

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Every Munster Supporter Has The Right To Feel Hurt By Rassie Erasmus And Jacques Nienaber’s Departure

On 22 October 2016 one of the most memorable, emotional and passionate moments took place in Irish sport which will be remembered for years to come. On that poignant Saturday, Munster claimed a superb 38-17 victory over the Glasgow Warriors, playing with 14 men for the majority of the game, just six days after the passing of head coach, Anthony …

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