Posts Tagged "British and Irish Lions"

The Six Nations finale was meant to be a head-to-head between Eddie Jones’ resurgent England and a powerful Ireland.

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Warren Gatland has ruled himself out of contention to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

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A lot can change in a couple of months. The All Blacks’ drawn series against the British and Irish Lions already seems like a distant memory, and normal service has been resumed with something of a vengeance in the Rugby Championship.

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A rush defence will not undo the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship – and it didn’t for the Lions series.

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It was an epic tour. Faith No More, almost epic. Emotions were high with so much at stake in a 12-year event.

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At the Allianz stadium in North London, home of European champion club Saracens, the core of the faithful have a unique way of assisting attempts on goal by their own kickers.

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The New Zealand All Blacks (15) and British and Irish Lions (15) played out a magnificent drawn Test at Eden Park to conclude one of the great rugby series.

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Anyone who follows rugby knows that commercial power in the game is held in the northern hemisphere and that, historically, the on-field strength resides in the south.

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A few months ago I dared to suggest that the Lions may win the series against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

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The British and Lions have drawn the curtain on their 2017 New Zealand tour, drawing the third Test match against New Zealand in a tense and enthralling affair in front of over 48,000 fans at Eden Park in Auckland, the match ending in a 15-all draw.

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All Blacks boss Steve Hansen believes referee Romain Poite overthought his controversial late call to revoke a kickable penalty in their third-Test draw with the British and Irish Lions.

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The series was drawn, but who would make a combined a starting XV based on form across the three Tests?

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Steve Hansen thinks a draw is a bit like kissing your sister, yet the All Blacks coach says extra-time is not the answer after his side’s British and Irish Lions Test series decider ended with honours even.

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Nothing could separate the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions in the end, as the two sides drew the third Test – and as a result, the series – on Saturday at Eden Park.

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The All Blacks and British and Irish Lions have drawn the third Test at Eden Park in a tense and thrilling encounter 15 points apiece, and have subsequently drawn the 2017 Lions series.

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Match result: The All Blacks and British and Irish Lions have drawn the third Test at Eden Park in a tense and thrilling encounter 15 points apiece, and have subsequently drawn the 2017 Lions series.

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The British and Irish Lions have forced a deciding third Test against the All Blacks, with the teams heading back to Eden Park in Auckland for the final match.

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The All Blacks will look to live up to their favouritism in the decider against the British and Irish Lions as the series goes back to Eden Park in Auckland. The match is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, July 8 at 5:35pm (AEST).

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British and Irish Lions player Anthony Watson says he does not think Sonny Bill Williams is a malicious player and confirmed the New Zealand star has apologised to him following last weekend’s shoulder charge incident.

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Carpe diem, lads. Warren Gatland has thrown down the gauntlet to his British and Irish Lions troops, saying Saturday’s Test series decider against the All Blacks is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they can’t let slip.

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