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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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Why Flying Finn Russell Deserves His Lions Ticket

On Saturday evening Scotland made history, and the Lions’ latest tourist Finn Russell was right in the midst of it. The Scots have jetted Down Under just twelve times since 1970, and on nine of those occasions the hosts have won. Before Saturday’s game Scotland had won just two matches in Australia; once in 1982 and another back in 2012. …

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Steffon Armitage Set To Play Against England For The Barbarians

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 13: Steffon Armitage of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool three match between RC Toulon and Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Toulon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former England flanker Steffon Armitage is set to return to international rugby, albeit against the Red Rose. The 31-year-old left the international fold when he left London Irish to join Toulon in 2011, and while he enjoyed large amounts of success in France, RFU rules meant that he was unable to add to his five England caps. However, Armitage, now …

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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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Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter Fires Warning To England Ahead Of Twickenham Showdown

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Scotland find themselves in the unusual position of chasing down a Triple Crown heading into the penultimate round of Six Nations fixtures this weekend. Not since 1990 (during the Five Nations era) have Scotland beaten Ireland, Wales and England in the same championship, and with two of those three vanquished already this year, all roads lead to Twickenham this Saturday. …

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Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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