Proven Pacific Islands influence on the British and Irish Lions squad

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As British and Irish Lions fans eagerly await the announcement of Warren Gatland’s 2021 touring squad to face the Springboks this summer, let’s look at the Pacific Islands influence and the many senior and leading players of Pacifica descent. Experienced men that Lions’ management might call upon to lend their power and flair. Harry Hudson […] READ MORE



South Africa brutality had the better of Wales

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Following their win over Wales in last weekend’s semi-final, Robert Rees takes a look at how South Africa used their physicality to overcome Warren Gatland’s men. Springbok power just a step too far for Wales Rassie Erasmus’ side have made a name for themselves as bruising, physical opponents; overhauling their opposition to claim their fourth […] READ MORE


The likely Wales World Cup squad

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Warren Gatland will name his squad to face England this Friday as the Kiwi looks to go out on top before heading down under to coach the Gallagher Chiefs. Robert Rees picks out the likely 31 men that’ll be heading to Japan. Wales World Cup squad Back-Three With five back three players set to be […] 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


Owen Farrell comes to Lions rescue

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The British and Irish Lions have one out-and-out world class player and boy ‘did they need him on Saturday morning’. Owen Farrell was brought on in the second half, and rescued a failing Lions effort. The Lions laboured to a 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei thanks to Anthony Watson’s try. However […] 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