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New Zealand Herald Columnist Bashes Warren Gatland’s Selection Of Kiwi-Born Lions

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New Zealand Herald columnist Gregor Paul has criticised Warren Gatland’s inclusion of Kiwi-born players Jared Payne and Ben Te’o in his Lions squad to face the All Blacks. The players in question, representing Ireland and England respectively, would at one point have thought that they might end up on the opposite side of this match-up but the duo will instead …

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Tottenham’s Progress Could Be Catalyst For England Success

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal with teammate Harry Kane during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Tottenham have enjoyed a fine season and currently sit in second place behind Chelsea in what has been an enthralling title race. Manchester United’s recent win over Chelsea also puts Spurs just four points from the summit. Tottenham are arguably playing the most aesthetically pleasing football this term and this is shown in an impressive goal difference of +46 compared to …

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Scotland and Lions’ Chris Cusiter: “New Zealand Was The Hardest Tour In Living Memory”

Chris Cusiter speaks exclusively to Pundit Arena about touring New Zealand, Scotland and the Lions. When Chris Cusiter is asked what are the proudest moments of his career, he is unequivocal: “Getting capped for Scotland was my dream growing up, and getting picked for the Lions a year later was unexpected; it was an amazing experience.” In many ways, 2017 …

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Watch: Ben Youngs Offers Warren Gatland A Timely Reminder Of His Abilities With Sniping Try

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Ben Youngs of Leicester breaks with the ball to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons at Welford Road on April 15, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers and England scrum-half Ben Youngs is not being talked about much ahead of Wednesday’s Lions squad announcement, but most are in agreement that Eddie Jones’ go-to man is likely to be travelling to New Zealand this summer. While Conor Murray and Rhys Webb are shoo-ins to make the Lions squad, there is real competition for a third spot. The …

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Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler To Be Named In Lions Squad As Surprise Bolter [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Kyle Sinckler of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In all of the bolter predictions for Warren Gatland’s Lions announcement on Wednesday, few (if any) would have thought to include Kyle Sinckler. The  24-year-old Harlequins prop, who made his England debut under Eddie Jones late last year but hasn’t started in any of his eight international appearances thus far, is reported to have done enough to impress Gatland ahead of …

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