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#Lions

# lions - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,060 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# lions - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad
# Pole Position
From The42
# Pole Position

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad

Dec 5th 2020, 10:59 PM 9,140 Views 8 Comments

Australian’s words won’t go down well with the Irish players seeking to get on the plane to South Africa.

# lions - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
From The42
# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,866 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,032 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter

Oct 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 9,408 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old made his return from injury for Leinster last weekend.

# lions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,887 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

# lions - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
# Expansion
From The42
# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,789 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

# lions - Monday 28 September, 2020

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
# Derbies
From The42
# Derbies

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition

Sep 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,210 Views 4 Comments

The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.

# lions - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
From The42
# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,286 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

# lions - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster
# Markers
From The42
# Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Aug 11th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,063 Views 34 Comments

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs
# North V South
From The42
# North V South

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,054 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

# lions - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
From The42
# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,472 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell
# Crystal Ball
From The42
# Crystal Ball

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,828 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

# lions - Friday 12 June, 2020

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland
# Gatland
From The42
# Gatland

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland

Jun 12th 2020, 5:48 PM 5,138 Views 6 Comments

Lions coach believes unity can be found.

# lions - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
# Calendar
From The42
# Calendar

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,697 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

# lions - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia
# NRL
From The42
# NRL

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia

Jun 4th 2020, 10:08 AM 6,875 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old played in two Tests for the Lions in 2017.

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'
# Bring It On
From The42
# Bring It On

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,905 Views 3 Comments

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

# lions - Thursday 21 May, 2020

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice
# PSDT
From The42
# PSDT

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice

May 21st 2020, 9:57 AM 8,658 Views 6 Comments

The 27-year-old is staying with the Stormers and Western Province.

# lions - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,360 Views 53 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

# lions - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year
# Knowledge
From The42
# Knowledge

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year

Apr 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,154 Views 14 Comments

The 50-year-old has enjoyed helping young players like Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne to develop.

# lions - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour
# Bright Idea
From The42
# Bright Idea

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

Apr 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,854 Views 6 Comments

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

# lions - Friday 27 March, 2020

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009
# Classic
From The42
# Classic

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

Mar 27th 2020, 2:02 PM 16,543 Views 32 Comments

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

# lions - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win

Mar 24th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,325 Views 5 Comments

The Lions very nearly produced a comeback victory against South Africa in their first Test in 2009.

# lions - Monday 2 March, 2020

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,502 Views 14 Comments

Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony on the influence of his father and bouncing back from disappointments.

# lions - Monday 27 January, 2020

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler

Jan 27th 2020, 9:51 AM 9,502 Views 17 Comments

The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.

# lions - Sunday 3 November, 2019

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:16 PM 10,282 Views 18 Comments

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

# lions - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
# Gats
From The42
# Gats

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

Oct 27th 2019, 2:04 PM 8,768 Views 30 Comments

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

# lions - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Gatland set to be named Lions head coach for the third time tomorrow
# Gats
From The42
# Gats

Gatland set to be named Lions head coach for the third time tomorrow

Jun 11th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,043 Views 26 Comments

The 2021 Tour is to South Africa.

# lions - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster
# In The Mix
From The42
# In The Mix

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster

May 22nd 2019, 11:24 PM 21,522 Views 19 Comments

The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.

# lions - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'
# Munster
From The42
# Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

May 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,370 Views 7 Comments

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

# lions - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season
# Heading North
From The42
# Heading North

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 17,158 Views 69 Comments

The 29-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season with his native province.

# lions - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'I don't spend a lot of time at home already, so it's probably high time I did'
# Future
From The42
# Future

'I don't spend a lot of time at home already, so it's probably high time I did'

Jan 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 9,832 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland boss didn’t rule out the possibility of taking on the 2021 Lions.

# lions - Monday 31 December, 2018

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Dec 31st 2018, 10:12 AM 24,069 Views 21 Comments

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

# lions - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides
# Bull By The Horns
From The42
# Bull By The Horns

Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides

Dec 11th 2018, 4:11 PM 5,906 Views 10 Comments

‘We believe this is an approach that can work for South African rugby in its broadest sense.’

# lions - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown

Aug 4th 2018, 11:35 AM 49,020 Views 45 Comments

The Lions’ heartbreaking run of final defeats extends to a third year in a row after this morning’s result.

# lions - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics
# Super Rugby Final
From The42
# Super Rugby Final

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Jul 31st 2018, 11:06 PM 10,800 Views 11 Comments

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

# lions - Friday 6 July, 2018

Three suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa
# Game Reserve
# Game Reserve

Three suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa

Jul 6th 2018, 7:38 AM 80,254 Views 144 Comments

The men entered the game reserve armed with a rifle and an axe, and were found dismembered the following day.

# lions - Friday 1 June, 2018

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures
# On The Run
# On The Run

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures

Jun 1st 2018, 5:12 PM 52,009 Views 59 Comments

A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead.

# lions - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders
# Photo Essay
# Photo Essay

Turning the lion hunters into lion defenders

Apr 7th 2018, 9:00 PM 14,073 Views 8 Comments

An NGO is attempting to convince a rural community in Tanzania to give up their old ways.

# lions - Monday 27 November, 2017

Lions back row to join Dragons as Bernard Jackman makes first major signing
# Pen To Paper
From The42
# Pen To Paper

Lions back row to join Dragons as Bernard Jackman makes first major signing

Nov 27th 2017, 11:53 AM 12,704 Views 8 Comments

Ross Moriarty is making the move from Gloucester.

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