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Lions coaching group at the ready, SA2021 squad list next on list

Warren Gatland has selected his Lions coaching group. So, next on their list is to decide on, and announce their SA2021 squad list. With all the attention that any British and Irish Lions squad gains – considering it only occurs once every four years – media outlets are rife with initial probable XVs. Last Word […]



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Ex-Scotland International Tim Visser on the British and Irish Lions 2013 tour
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Ex Scotland international Tim Visser joined The Telf Rugby Podcast this week and spoke about his frustration on missing out on the Lion Tour 2013 along, with the potential Scottish representation this year. The following are excerpts from that interview from podcast host and Last Word on Rugby contributor, Alastair Telfer Discussing the Lions 2013 […]

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Retaining Eddie Jones as the England rugby coach is the right decision. The RFU were absolutely correct to do a full debrief on what was a disastrous 2021 Six Nations campaign. Many feel England rugby need an overhaul and to an extent this is true, but Jones is the right man to do the job still. […]

Joaquin Tuculet of the Toronto Arrows passes the ball against Old Glory DC on April 3, 2021
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What a big day for Toronto Arrows Joaquin Tuculet (see the main picture), Ross Braude, and Gaston Cortes, as they scored their first-ever MLR tries in a big win over the Seattle Seawolves. Toronto would end up scoring seven tries against Seattle. What was most impressive about Saturday’s performance was the Arrows only giving up […]

European Player of the Year nominees #EPOTY2021
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Yet again, a selection of men from assorted clubs will be in competition to claim European Player of the Year 2021. Picked from all sides apart from the Gallagher Premiership, to discover the one player from French Top 14, and the Guinness PRO14 leagues who are judged by both in a public vote and most […]

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This week British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland announced his coaching panel to join him for this year’s tour to South Africa and among them is Scotland’s Steve Tandy. Tandy joins up with the Lions as the defence coach alongside attack coach Gregor Townsend, forwards coach Robin McBryde and kicking coach Neil Jenkins. […]

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Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua granted conditional Super Rugby licences
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