Tag: British and Irish Lions

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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That’s A Wrap on Tremendous 2017 Six Nations. Here’s More!

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DUBLIN, IRL – If you weren’t watching Saturday’s Six Nations season finale triple-header, you might want to give Doctor Who a call and travel back in time to soak it all up in the moment.  The day started with and emotional send-off to Scotland head coach, Vern Cotter, who handed the Scottish baton to Glasgow […]

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British & Irish Lions XV Picks: A Second Take

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DUBLIN, IRL – Back in September I named my preferences for the starting XV for the British and Irish Lions for their tour the New Zealand later this year. I was adamant then, and am adamant now, that this tour will mean more than ever for the status of northern hemisphere rugby. The three test […]

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Welsh Rugby is Dying

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND – Bristol, titans of the English game, are on the verge of signing one of the greatest props in Welsh history. According to reports in the British media, Adam Jones, out of contract with Ospreys, is ready to join the RFU Championship club, joining Wales national teammate Ian Evans in the English second tier. […]

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Northampton Saints CEO Allan Robson re Dylan Hartley, Relegation, Red Cards & RFU Issues

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Our globe-trotting rugby savant, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie (holding red card), was able to catch up with the charming and refreshingly frank, Allan Robson, CEO of Aviva Premiership finalists, the Northampton Saints. In a fast-moving exchange, the two talk about the controversial red card Saints captain Dylan Hartley received in the final for […]

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World Rugby Weekend Wrap-up: Lions vs Barbarians, Top 14 Final, Super 15 and Junior World Trophy

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: It was busy weekend of rugby, including the much anticipated Lions vs Barbarians match. Let’s look at the international matches before we get to the domestic contests. Brace yourself, it will be our usual whirlwind ride. Lions v Barbarians: It was expected to be the big match of the weekend. To be a […]

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