Lions Tour

‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call

By Ronan Calvert / April 27, 2021 /

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has backed Munster winger Keith Earls for this Summer’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa. 33 year-old Earls has enjoyed an excellent season with Munster and Ireland. The Limerick star was one of Ireland’s top performers in the 2021 Six Nations Championship and scored twice against Toulouse in…

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‘I haven’t played enough rugby’ – O’Mahony admits Lions Tour call is unlikely

By Ronan Calvert / April 21, 2021 /

Peter O’Mahony has conceded that a place for him in this year’s British and Irish Lions squad is unlikely. O’Mahony missed four matches in the Six Nations due to suspension and has not played as much rugby as he would have liked in the last six months for club or country. Munster’s Rainbow Cup fixture…

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Warren Gatland’s Lions Coaching Team Confirmed

By Ronan Calvert / April 13, 2021 /

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has today announced the coaching team for the 2021 Tour to South Africa.  Gregor Townsend (Scotland), Robin McBryde (Leinster Rugby), Steve Tandy (Scotland) and Neil Jenkins (Wales) will assist Gatland for the Tour to the home of reigning world champions, the Springboks, as well as the pre-Tour…

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Breaking: Sean O’Brien cleared to play in final Test

By Raffaele Rocca / July 2, 2017 /

Leinster and Ireland’s Sean O’Brien has been cleared to play it the final test. O’Brien had been cited for allegedly striking All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo in the Lions’ 24-21 win over their hosts at the Westpac Stadium. Following a hearing that lasted nearly four hours, O’Brien’s citing was dismissed by a disciplinary panel, clearing…

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WATCH: Gatland placing all his eggs in second test basket

By Raffaele Rocca / June 29, 2017 /

Warren Gatland is no stranger to making big calls and there are plenty of talking points around his second Test selections. The debate of Sexton and / or Farrell in the same team and how to combine them has been put to bed for now, or a least until around 10:30 on Saturday morning. Warren…

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Could Peter O’Mahony be dropped for the second test?

By Emma Needham / June 26, 2017 /

Gatland indicates there could be changes for second Test. Last Saturday was an extremely proud day for many Munster and Ireland rugby fans all across the world as they watched Peter O’Mahony become the 11th Irish Test Lions captain. O’Mahony was proficient in the line out and got thorough thirteen tackles. Despite this it is reported…

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New Zealand not tested in 30-15 victory over Lions

By Raffaele Rocca / June 24, 2017 /

Lions captain Peter O’Mahony cited poor finishing and ill discipline as contributing factors to the Lions’ 30-15 loss to New Zealand in the opening test and Eden Park, Auckland. Leinster and Ireland’s Sean O’Brien finished off one of the great Lions tries just before the break following a Liam Williams counterattack. The Lions failings that…

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Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will captain the Lions in first test

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2017 /

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions in the first test against New Zealand. 2017 has been quite the year for Peter O’Mahony. The year began for the Cork man with him still nursing himself back to health after a torn ACL suffered at the 2015 RWC. O’Mahony returned to the Irish…

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WATCH: Gatland pleased with finishing after Lions victory over Chiefs

By Raffaele Rocca / June 21, 2017 /

Gatland pleased with finishing after Lions victory over Chiefs. Warren Gatland was pleased with the Lions performance yesterday in both defence and attack. The 34-6 win was their most impressive on tour to date and we finally saw some attacking prowess and efficiency from the team. It couldn’t have come at a better time considering…

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WATCH: Match highlights of Lions win over Chiefs

By Raffaele Rocca / June 20, 2017 /

Match highlights of Lions win over Chiefs. The British and Irish Lions had one of their best performances to date on tour with a fine 34-6 win over the Chiefs this morning. You can see the match highlights below. Video credit: Sky Sports. Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will…

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