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Lions Official Twitter Account Just Absolutely Destroyed The New Zealand Herald After Vunipola Jibe

The New Zealand Herald isn’t exactly the most respected publication down in All Blacks territory, but that hasn’t stopped the tabloid from firing several shots at the Lions in recent weeks. Last week, the New Zealand Herald ran with a bizarre opinion piece claiming that Jimmy Gopperth’s Aviva Premiership Player of the Season award was a testament to how poor …

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Vunipola Injury Opens Door For Intriguing Reshuffle Of The Lions Back Row

British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has been left counting a list of fresh injury worries following the semi-finals weekend in the Aviva Premiership and the Guinness Pro 12. Concerns for loosehead prop Jack McGrath, flanker Sean O’Brien and scrum-half Rhys Webb pale into insignificance however, following the disastrous news yesterday that barnstorming No.8 Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from …

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Preview: Can Saracens Get The Job Done In Exeter?

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 13: Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates after scoring the opening try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at Murrayfield Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After the end of last season, when Saracens were crowned European and English champions, many predicted Saracens would guarantee a home semi-final this season. On January 1st 2017, this looked to be the case but after a purple patch during the Six Nations where they were winless in three consecutive games (drawing with Exeter and losing to Worcester and Gloucester). …

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New Zealand Report Absurdly Suggests Jimmy Gopperth’s Award Proves Poor Quality Of English Rugby

After a sensational season for Wasps, Jimmy Gopperth deservedly won both the Aviva Premiership Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year awards. However, it seems for some, Gopperth’s fantastic season tells a different tale. An incredible report in the New Zealand Herald on Thursday suggested that, due to the fact that Gopperth wasn’t ‘eagerly sought after’ during his …

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