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London-born Michael Halsey currently plays for New York Rugby Club, having previously played in England, Australia and Austria. Having always harboured dreams of being a sports journalist, joining the RWU team has finally given him a outlet through which to share his love of the game

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Fortune Favours The Brave; Why A Series Draw In New Zealand Was The Least The Lions Deserved

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New York, NY – As referee Romain Poite blew the final whistle in Auckland on Saturday, bringing to a close the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour, it was impossible to know how to feel as a rugby fan.  After six weeks of enthralling rugby and three gripping test matches, the series ended in a […]

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British and Irish Lions Stand On The Precipice of Immortality Ahead Of Final All Blacks Test

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New York, NY – The 2017 British and Irish Lions will have the opportunity to write their names in rugby folklore on Saturday when they take on the All Blacks in the third test of their tour of New Zealand.  After a sobering loss in the first test in Auckland, the Lions bounced back last […]

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It’s Do Or Die; 80 Minutes To Define The 2017 British and Irish Lions vs All Blacks

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HALSEY TOWN, NY – D-Day is upon the 2017 British and Irish Lions; after a 30-15 loss in last week’s first test against the All Blacks in Auckland, this Saturday’s second test will decide how history will remember this tour.  Any Lions tour is defined by the test series result, and this year’s tourists must now […]

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The Test Match The Rugby World Has Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

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NEW YORK, NY  – The wait is finally over.  After months of anticipation, prediction and debate, the stage is set for the most important rugby test match since the 2015 World Cup final; at 3.35am ET on Saturday morning, the British and Irish Lions will take on the All Blacks in the first test of the 2017 […]

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British and Irish Lions Delicately Poised Ahead of Crucial Maori All Black Clash

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Injury Update: Owen Farrell of the British and Irish Lions is out due to a quad strain. BREAKING: Owen Farrell ruled out of the Lions' match against Maori All Blacks with a quad strain, Dan Biggar will replace him on the bench. pic.twitter.com/hdiZGlYs6I — Sky Sports Rugby ? (@SkySportsRugby) June 15, 2017 ROTORUA, NZ – […]

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After Dust Settles, Underwhelming Lions Cite Jet-Lag vs Provincial Barbarians

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WHANGAREI, NZ – After many months of anticipation, the first match of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand finally took place on Saturday, with the Lions taking on a Provincial Barbarians side in Whangarei.  The Lions stumbled to a sobering 13-7 victory in underwhelming fashion, emphasising the magnitude of the task ahead of them. Expectations […]

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