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# lions - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From The42 Rassie resists temptation to bring Lions back for 'a hell of a challenge' against Glasgow Ready And Waiting

Rassie resists temptation to bring Lions back for 'a hell of a challenge' against Glasgow

But Ulster will have Iain Henderson available for the visit of the Dragons.

# lions - Thursday 31 August, 2017

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

# lions - Friday 4 August, 2017

From The42 Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final Lions Den

Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final

Scott Robertson’s men were the best New Zealand team this season, but the Lions look in rude health on home soil.

# lions - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From The42 Lions capitalise on controversial Barrett yellow card to reach Super Rugby final Revenge This post contains videos

Lions capitalise on controversial Barrett yellow card to reach Super Rugby final

Jaco Peyper’s decision has been called into question.

# lions - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From The42 Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final Jo'burg Classic This post contains videos

Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final

The Hurricanes go to Johannesburg to keep up their title defence next weekend, while the Crusaders and Chiefs do battle in Christchurch.

# lions - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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

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

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

# lions - Sunday 9 July, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

# lions - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Gatland the clown proud of Lions' achievement in New Zealand Last Laugh

Gatland the clown proud of Lions' achievement in New Zealand

‘This group of players have shown unbelievable character, it’s been a tough tour.’

From The42 Sean O'Brien set for scan after shoulder injury in Lions' draw Unlucky

Sean O'Brien set for scan after shoulder injury in Lions' draw

Meanwhile, Warren Gatland confirmed that Alun Wyn Jones passed his HIA.

From The42 'We all know what should have happened' - Hansen refuses to criticise Poite Huge Call

'We all know what should have happened' - Hansen refuses to criticise Poite

Romain Poite made a huge call in the endgame between the Lions and All Blacks.

From The Daily Edge A lot of people are cringing at the Lions and the All Blacks lifting the cup together Rugby

A lot of people are cringing at the Lions and the All Blacks lifting the cup together

They’re going home with half a trophy each.

From The42 Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland Tense

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, third Test Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, third Test

The series was on the line in Auckland. We followed all the action from Eden Park.

From The42 'I can never see the Lions disappearing. It’s an amazing thing' Stage Set

'I can never see the Lions disappearing. It’s an amazing thing'

Sean O’Brien is ready to lead the Lions’ charge in the third Test against the All Blacks.

# lions - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Lions must control Laumape and Savea on the gainline tomorrow Threats

Analysis: Lions must control Laumape and Savea on the gainline tomorrow

The All Blacks’ powerful backs will look for big gains off set-piece platforms.

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

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

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

# lions - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns Lions 2017 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

# lions - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Air New Zealand's latest ad has one of the worst attempts at an Irish accent ever Roight

Air New Zealand's latest ad has one of the worst attempts at an Irish accent ever

“Worst accent since Tom Cruise in Far & Away”

# lions - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

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

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

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

From The42 Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare Big Jack

Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare

Vunipola conceded four penalties, but that may not be too large a factor in McGrath’s inclusion.

From The42 Henshaw will miss start of season while Payne remains in Wellington Out Of Action

Henshaw will miss start of season while Payne remains in Wellington

The Ireland centres have both picked up injury issues on the tour of New Zealand.

# lions - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 There'll be a 'bit of edge' in Lions decider, admits Brodie Retallick Needle

There'll be a 'bit of edge' in Lions decider, admits Brodie Retallick

We’re all set up for a hard-fought decider in Eden Park on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win Big Hits

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

# lions - Sunday 2 July, 2017

From The42 'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions Cleared

'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions

The Ireland openside will now prepare to perform on the biggest stage for the Lions.

# lions - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The42 The All Blacks must be getting sick of the sight of Conor Murray Prolific

The All Blacks must be getting sick of the sight of Conor Murray

The Ireland scrum-half bagged his fourth try against the All Blacks.

From The42 'All credit to Wales': Steve Hansen's Freudian slip on New Zealand TV Cheeky This post contains videos

'All credit to Wales': Steve Hansen's Freudian slip on New Zealand TV

Even Hansen himself had a chuckle at his ironic slip of the tongue.

From The42 'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence Heavy Artillery

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

From The42 Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature Historic

Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature

This was a huge game for the touring side, whose future had been strongly questioned.

From The42 Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland Level

Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland

Owen Farrell held his nerve with a late penalty to draw the series back to 1-1.

From The42 Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test Kia Ora This post contains videos

Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test

It’s the first red card New Zealand have received in a Test since 1967.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test

The series was on the line as Warren Gatland’s side did battle with the world champions in Wellington.

From The42 Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan collapses ahead of second Test in Wellington Legend

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan collapses ahead of second Test in Wellington

The 70-year-old is said to be in a ‘moderate’ condition.

From The42 'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us' Lions

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# lions - Friday 30 June, 2017

From The42 Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington Preview

Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington

We’ve looked at the areas where Warren Gatland’s side need to be better against the All Blacks.

From The42 Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM Captain

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM

The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.