Tag: British and Irish Lions

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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Champions Cup Semi Final Previews: No Sleep ’til Edinburgh

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DUBLIN, IRL – I’m not going to sugarcoat it, last year’s European Rugby Champions Cup semifinals were horribly mediocre, about as run-of-the-mill as an IHOP steak or a fancy dinner at Applebee’s. Attendance figures were down and we unfortunately weren’t treated to the fireworks of a typical European semifinal. Hopefully this weekend’s semi finals between […]

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OUTRAGE! Rugby Rain Man Blasts British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Selection

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NEW YORK, NY – It hasn’t been enough time since the 2017 iteration of the British and Irish Lions Squad was announced, for agitated on-lookers such as myself to be free of some level of anger/discontent. The anger stems from looking at the squad and seeing a roster that fails to live up to the […]

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Everest Awaits For Britain and Ireland’s Finest: Michael Halsey on British and Irish Lions

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NEW YORK, NY – “This, is your Everest, boys!” So said legendary British and Irish Lions‘ forward coach Jim Telfer’s immortal words (clip below) prior to the first test of the 1997 South Africa tour remain powerful enough to send a shiver down the spine of any rugby fan.  They serve as a reminder of […]

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