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# lions-2017 - Thursday 1 March, 2018

2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby
# Ka-ching
From The42
# Ka-ching

2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby

Mar 1st 2018, 6:01 PM 13,014 Views 11 Comments

All 10 matches across last summer’s tour were virtually sold out.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 21 September, 2017

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'
# Honest Reflection
From The42
# Honest Reflection

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'

Sep 21st 2017, 11:59 AM 38,286 Views 47 Comments

In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon
# Made To Last
From The42
# Made To Last

Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon

Aug 9th 2017, 12:00 PM 19,836 Views 16 Comments

Trophy-less since his return from Paris, the out-half is hoping to make his presence felt with Leinster this season.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Johnny Sexton played Lions series decider with a broken wrist
# Warrior
From The42
# Warrior

Johnny Sexton played Lions series decider with a broken wrist

Jul 20th 2017, 10:36 AM 14,211 Views 41 Comments

The Leinster man also injured his ankle in the same game, but played through the pain.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge
# Mane Man
From The42
# Mane Man

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge

Jul 11th 2017, 3:00 PM 10,782 Views 12 Comments

The countdown to South Africa starts here, doesn’t it?

# lions-2017 - Monday 10 July, 2017

Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand

Jul 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,586 Views 20 Comments

The Leinster pair will know more after scans on Monday in Auckland.

# lions-2017 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season
# Wexford's Finest
From The42
# Wexford's Finest

Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season

Jul 9th 2017, 11:00 PM 10,520 Views 17 Comments

The 24-year-old established himself as Leinster, Ireland and Lions tighthead.

Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand?
# Overview
From The42
# Overview

Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand?

Jul 9th 2017, 10:10 PM 12,855 Views 17 Comments

Jonathan Davies and Conor Murray were the pick of the backs for us.

Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand?
# Review
From The42
# Review

Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand?

Jul 9th 2017, 2:31 PM 17,079 Views 19 Comments

We’ve taken a look back at each player’s performance on the tour.

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series
# Epic
From The42
# Epic

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

Jul 9th 2017, 12:28 PM 21,501 Views 33 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.

Lions feel they would have won series with an extra week's prep
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Lions feel they would have won series with an extra week's prep

Jul 9th 2017, 8:59 AM 6,459 Views 15 Comments

Tour manager John Spencer says the signs for the future are positive.

# lions-2017 - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Lions players' player of the tour Davies caps off terrific season
# Fox
From The42
# Fox

Lions players' player of the tour Davies caps off terrific season

Jul 8th 2017, 4:05 PM 9,184 Views 5 Comments

Six weeks on from lifting the Pro12 title, the Welsh centre has been voted Player of the Tour by his fellow Lions.

Jordie Barrett smashed a 40m drop goal as he jogged off at half time, for the craic
# Skillz
From The42
# Skillz

Jordie Barrett smashed a 40m drop goal as he jogged off at half time, for the craic

Jul 8th 2017, 2:52 PM 18,218 Views 8 Comments

Why? Why not?

Warren Gatland showed up to his post-match press conference wearing a clown nose
# Gats Entertainment
From The42
# Gats Entertainment

Warren Gatland showed up to his post-match press conference wearing a clown nose

Jul 8th 2017, 2:17 PM 17,261 Views 23 Comments

Lions coach has the last laugh after series draw.

The Rugby Show: Reaction in New Zealand to the Lions' second-ever drawn series
# The Rugby Show
From The42
# The Rugby Show

The Rugby Show: Reaction in New Zealand to the Lions' second-ever drawn series

Jul 8th 2017, 2:14 PM 21,058 Views 45 Comments

The 1955 tour of South Africa was the only other drawn Lions series in history.

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Jul 8th 2017, 1:41 PM 18,134 Views 26 Comments

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

After 62 years, we were probably due a tied Lions series
# Regression To The Mean
From The42
# Regression To The Mean

After 62 years, we were probably due a tied Lions series

Jul 8th 2017, 1:36 PM 4,354 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a very brief history of Lions Test draws after this morning gave us just the second ever shared series.

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks
# Everyone's A Winner
From The42
# Everyone's A Winner

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks

Jul 8th 2017, 11:49 AM 26,960 Views 28 Comments

The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.

'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series
# Spoils Shared
From The42
# Spoils Shared

'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series

Jul 8th 2017, 11:42 AM 11,425 Views 11 Comments

Kieran Read said he felt ‘pretty hollow’ on the occasion of his 100th All Black cap.

Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test

Jul 8th 2017, 11:00 AM 10,004 Views 17 Comments

A draw left nobody except the people behind the Lions happy.

# lions-2017 - Friday 7 July, 2017

Raising All Blacks: From the NZ coast, via Meath, Kevin Barrett's three boys ready for the Lions
# The Barretts
From The42
# The Barretts

Raising All Blacks: From the NZ coast, via Meath, Kevin Barrett's three boys ready for the Lions

Jul 7th 2017, 4:10 PM 9,332 Views 7 Comments

Beauden, Scott, and Jordie Barrett are all part of the All Blacks squad for tomorrow’s decisive Test against the Lions.

Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain
# Special K
From The42
# Special K

Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain

Jul 7th 2017, 3:36 PM 3,768 Views 3 Comments

Nine years since he made his All Black debut and took on Munster in Thomond Park, Read is the calm voice guiding New Zealand into a pressure-filled third Test.

'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit
# Bury The Hatchet
From The42
# Bury The Hatchet

'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit

Jul 7th 2017, 10:29 AM 6,528 Views 8 Comments

Hard, but not the hardest hit the 23-year-old has suffered.

Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider?
# Weight Of History
From The42
# Weight Of History

Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider?

Jul 7th 2017, 8:30 AM 9,799 Views 14 Comments

Will the Irish contingent in Gatty’s side be celebrating tomorrow morning?

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Jul 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 32,315 Views 41 Comments

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks
# Lion Killers
From The42
# Lion Killers

This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks

Jul 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,210 Views 5 Comments

Steve Hansen appreciates that the final Lions Test will tell us more about the All Blacks.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions
# Confidence
From The42
# Confidence

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions

Jul 6th 2017, 10:57 PM 13,401 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland believes his unchanged 23 have more to give in the final Test.

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand
# Sob
From The42
# Sob

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand

Jul 6th 2017, 10:13 PM 15,709 Views 9 Comments

All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.

'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat'
# Kicking On
From The42
# Kicking On

'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat'

Jul 6th 2017, 3:00 PM 11,379 Views 6 Comments

Jonny Sexton insists the Lions are tuned in for Saturday’s crucial third Test.

The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns
# Lions 2017
From The42
# Lions 2017

The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns

Jul 6th 2017, 9:38 AM 8,725 Views 28 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey preview one of the biggest tests in recent Lions’ history.

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'
# Chance
From The42
# Chance

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'

Jul 6th 2017, 8:04 AM 6,532 Views 3 Comments

Warren Gatland wants his Lions squad to seize their shot at history.

Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together
# Barrett Bros
From The42
# Barrett Bros

Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together

Jul 6th 2017, 6:58 AM 9,576 Views 7 Comments

20-year-old Jordie Barrett makes his first All Blacks start alongside his brother.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test
# Same Again
From The42
# Same Again

Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test

Jul 5th 2017, 8:02 PM 39,254 Views 96 Comments

The Lions coach sticks with the side that triumphed in Wellington.

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea

Jul 5th 2017, 6:06 PM 14,623 Views 26 Comments

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand'
# Mane Man
From The42
# Mane Man

The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand'

Jul 5th 2017, 3:00 PM 12,336 Views 27 Comments

Eddie O’Sullivan joined us to look ahead to the tour decider.

A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett
# Rookie
From The42
# Rookie

A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett

Jul 5th 2017, 9:50 AM 13,796 Views 24 Comments

The Lions reckon Steve Hansen will pick the Hurricanes man at fullback.

Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming

Jul 5th 2017, 6:36 AM 14,268 Views 7 Comments

The Lions are expecting Jordie Barrett to start at fullback for the All Blacks.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong

Jul 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 30,305 Views 10 Comments

The Saracens and England hooker has been excellent for the Lions.

Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown
# Down Time
From The42
# Down Time

Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown

Jul 4th 2017, 9:15 AM 11,043 Views 4 Comments

Warren Gatland’s men are enjoying two days off in Queenstown ahead of the final Test.

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