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Is This The Lions 23 That Can Defeat The All Blacks On Saturday?

The auditions for the British and Irish Lions Test squad are complete and following the Lions 31 – 31 draw the Hurricanes on Tuesday, coach Warren Gatland should now know his 23 players tasked with rescuing the Test series against the All Blacks. Having lost the first Test in comprehensive fashion, Gatland has been left with much to mull over. The …

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The Lions Pushing For Inclusion In The Do-Or-Die Second Test Squad Following Hurricanes Clash

Auckland , New Zealand - 24 June 2017; The British and Irish Lions face the haka 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)

The British and Irish Lions enjoyed their final midweek game on Tuesday with an enthralling, seesaw contest against Super Rugby side Hurricanes in Wellington. For many, it was their Lions swan-song while for others it was a final opportunity to put their hand up for consideration for the final two Tests against the All Blacks. In calm conditions, a rejigged …

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Scotland Fans Rejoice As Countrymen Finally Make Impact In Lions Squad

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Straight from the original Lions squad selection, there were grievances amongst Scotland fans as to the lack of Scots in the touring party. Just Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg were included, later joined by Greig Laidlaw following the withdrawal of Ben Youngs. While there was no Scot on the 23-man squad of the first Test, Tommy Seymour bagged a brace of …

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Lions Fans Demand Warren Gatland Call Up Iain Henderson And Courtney Lawes Following Barnstorming Performances Against The Hurricanes

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 27/6/2017 Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions Lions' George North celebrates scoring their second try with Iain Henderson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The Lions enjoyed a tough but very worthwhile challenge against the Hurricanes this morning in their final warm-up game of the tour.  The Tourists appeared to be coasting towards a comfortable victory in the Westpac Stadium in Wellington but a late sin bin saw the game turn on its head and the game ended 31-31. It was one of the …

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Watch: There’s Excited And Then There’s ‘Graham Rowntree Wrecking The Ceiling With His Head’ Excited

It’s fair to say that the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia was a resounding success. Securing a Test series victory in emphatic fashion had fans in raptures and already looking ahead to the tour of New Zealand. Now, four years on and with the Lions facing a do-or-die second Test against the now double-defending world champions, excitement has …

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