British and Irish Lions taste second defeat on 2017 Tour

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The Highlanders handed the British and Irish Lions their second defeat of the tour, with a thrilling 23-22 victory in Dunedin. A late penalty from Marty Banks gave the South Islanders a famous victory, after tries from Waisake Naholo and Liam Coltman put them into a winning position. The visitors held a slender advantage, before […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions battle past Crusaders: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they had come in for some fierce criticism […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions downed by Auckland Blues: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions performance tonight was perhaps marginally better than the tour opener, but they succumbed to their first loss of the tour. Ihaia West’s phenomenal late try gave the Auckland Blues a thoroughly deserved 22-16 success at Eden Park. On the ground where the British and Irish Lions will play the first […] READ MORE


Lions Squad assessment: Versatility trumps all else

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Versatility was the flavour of the day on Wednesday, when Warren Gatland finally named his Lions squad to take on double-world champions New Zealand. Those who lacked the dynamism and skill set to perform in at least two positions appeared to be overlooked with very few specialists picked in the touring party. You can see […] READ MORE