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


The Lions Have The Blues But Positives Can Be Found

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The New Zealand media will once again be happily licking its lips when digesting the Lions’ defeat to the Auckland Blues, who were well deserved winners against the ill-disciplined tourists. After an opening cagey win and one defeat, is there a real need for the alarm bells to be ringing for Warren Gatland’s side? Not […] READ MORE


Exeter boom, Harlequins almost bust: Aviva Premiership assessment

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Exeter did on Friday night what they’ve done in almost every Aviva Premiership game since November – win. Devon ruled the capital as Exeter’s pursuit for a home semi-final continued with a 39-26 bonus-point win over Harlequins at the Stoop. Since their 13-10 reverse to Bath on October 30, Rob Baxter’s side has won 11 […] READ MORE