Michael Halsey

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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A Classic Final Which Neither Team Deserved To Lose

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The cliché “neither team deserved to lose” is older than the game of rugby itself, however it could not have been more applicable than on Saturday at a sun-soaked Twickenham as Exeter and Wasps played out one of the most gripping Premiership finals in history.  The game had it all; superbly executed tries, titanic defensive stands, and […]

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A Tale of Two Teams; Exeter and Wasps: Contrasting Styles Set in Premiership Battle

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NEW YORK, NY – After two thrilling semifinals in which both teams clinched victory from the jaws of defeat in the final minutes, Exeter Chiefs and Wasps will go head to head this Saturday in the Aviva Premiership playoff final.  With Wasps having won the Premiership in the regular season while Exeter finished a very close […]

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Saracens: Perennial Rugby Underachievers To Dominant Global Force

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NEW YORK, NY – “Too much of sport operates under the tyranny of the result; the core principle at Saracens is that we gather talented people together, treat them unbelievably well and in return they try unbelievable hard. That is it. Everything else – winning or losing matches, winning or losing Cups – are just […]

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Electric Final Round of Aviva Premiership Makes Absorbing Playoff Picture

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NEW YORK, NY – It would be remiss of me to open an article focused on English Premiership rugby without firstly offering thoughts and best wishes to the Youngs family.  Over the weekend, Leicester and England scrum half Ben Youngs very understandably withdrew from the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on learning […]

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