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The All-Time Greatest Lions XV

Speculation is mounting ahead of Warren Gatland naming his British and Irish Lions squad next week. The most prestigious accolade any test rugby player from these islands can get is a call to wear the famous red jersey. However, it’s fair to say that some have made that jersey their own in their respective positions. There has been some standout moments …

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Leinster’s Zane Kirchner Signs For Newport Gwent Dragons

European Rugby Champions Round 4, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 17/12/2016 Leinster vs Northampton Saints Leinster's Zane Kirchner Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Versatile back Zane Kirchner, who has been capped 30 times for the Springboks, will join the Welsh region at the beginning of next season after spending four years at Irish province Leinster. Kirchner will be replaced in the squad by James Lowe, whose signature was announced by Leinster yesterday. ✍️ CONTRACT NEWS: Dragons secure Springbok talent Zane Kirchner https://t.co/T5HZc07T2i pic.twitter.com/7eYy5TqzBe …

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Alun Wyn Jones’ Lions Captaincy Credentials Come Under Scrutiny After Being Overruled By His Own Players

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Alun Wyn Jones of the Lions celebrates after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales were comfortably beaten by Scotland in Murrayfield earlier today with Vern Cotter’s men blitzing the visitors in the second half. The Scots held just a three point lead not long into the second half when Wales were awarded a penalty out wide by referee John Lacey. Potential Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones told Lacey that his side would opt …

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Warren Gatland Won’t Just Select Lions Squad Based On On-Field Escapades

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Even as the Six Nations move towards a crescendo, nobody can stop thinking about the Lions tour this Summer. Many had written it off as an impending whitewash, given the spectacular form of the  All Blacks since picking up their third World Cup in 2015. Recent events, primarily Ireland’s triumph over New Zealand in Chicago, England’s stunning winning streak and …

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Andy Goode Column: England Have To Keep The Ball Tight And Attack The Welsh Front Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Dan Cole of England is seen during the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Like almost every Wales-England game in recent times, Saturday’s match is almost impossible to call. Where one side is extremely strong, the other is very vulnerable. Take the front row for example, where Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, and Dan Cole will be looking to plunder every available advantage at scrum time. Conversely, Rob Evans, Ken Owens, and Tomas Francis will be wanting to just survive …

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Watch: The Greatest Six Nations Battles Between England And Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 5: Gavin Henson of Wales outpaces Mathew Tait of England during the RBS Six Nations game between Wales and England on February 5, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and England have had some fantastic clashes down the years, but many have come since the beginning of the Six Nations.  Whether it’s peroxide blond Will Greenwood putting Wales to the sword, Gavin Henson’s howitzer at the start of an unlikely grand slam, James Hook scoring in every way possible, the comeback to end all comebacks, England’s Cardiff capitulation or …

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