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#third test

# third-test - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series
# Big Game Player
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# Big Game Player

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series

Jul 16th 2022, 11:42 AM 34,169 Views 16 Comments

The Munster man delivered some massive moments in the endgame.

# third-test - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

Gatland's Lions have shot at emulating 1997 crew in final Boks Test

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,709 Views 10 Comments

The South Africans finished the second Test with huge momentum.

# third-test - Friday 6 August, 2021

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'
# Style
From The42
# Style

'If the Lions want to play touch rugby that would be nice for us'

Aug 6th 2021, 2:19 PM 9,745 Views 6 Comments

The Springboks’ contestable kick-heavy tactics have been hugely successful for them.

# third-test - Thursday 5 August, 2021

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'
# Awj
From The42
# Awj

'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'

Aug 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 7,633 Views 4 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones is looking forward to seeing Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw playing together.

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack
# Anchor
From The42
# Anchor

Furlong's 'unbelievable' work has had a big influence on Lions pack

Aug 5th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,483 Views 10 Comments

The Wexford man teams up with Ken Owens and Wyn Jones in the front row this weekend.

# third-test - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
From The42
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

Aug 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 34,384 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:57 PM 14,430 Views 7 Comments

Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager have been called into the starting XV.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:59 AM 56,247 Views 57 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Rassie's misconduct charge should mean a friendlier third Test build-up

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,747 Views 10 Comments

World Rugby has taken action against the SA Rugby director of rugby for his 62-minute long video.

# third-test - Monday 2 August, 2021

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Doubts remain over De Klerk and Du Toit as Vermeulen trains with the Boks

Aug 2nd 2021, 11:18 AM 10,195 Views 5 Comments

The Springboks will name their team for the third Test tomorrow.

# third-test - Sunday 1 August, 2021

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face' From The42

'As a leader, it was the toughest week I ever had to face'

Aug 1st 2021, 10:04 AM 8,521 Views 6 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi delivered an immense performance against the Lions.

# third-test - Saturday 8 July, 2017

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 26,990 Views 28 Comments

The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.

# third-test - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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 15,740 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 6,549 Views 3 Comments

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

# third-test - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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 14,666 Views 26 Comments

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

# third-test - Monday 3 July, 2017

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear

Jul 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 13,636 Views 10 Comments

The Lions’ tighthead’s family arrived for last weekend’s memorable win in Wellington.

# third-test - Sunday 2 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:05 PM 15,500 Views 9 Comments

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

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:51 AM 20,658 Views 27 Comments

The All Blacks centre paid the price for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Watson.

# third-test - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs
# All On The Line
From The42
# All On The Line

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

Jun 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,415 Views 5 Comments

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# third-test - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Harrison starts for England as Cheika shakes up Wallabies XV
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

Harrison starts for England as Cheika shakes up Wallabies XV

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:55 AM 4,139 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones is ruthlessly going after a series whitewash.

# third-test - Monday 8 July, 2013

Check out this cool timelapse video of the Lions' stunning Third Test win
# Rapid Glory
From The42
# Rapid Glory

Check out this cool timelapse video of the Lions' stunning Third Test win

Jul 8th 2013, 10:57 AM 3,105 Views 2 Comments

Take four minutes out of your day to re-live the series-winning game in high speed.

# third-test - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Champagne, James Bond and 'Las Vegas baby'! Victorious Lions party in style
# Victory Tweets
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# Victory Tweets

Champagne, James Bond and 'Las Vegas baby'! Victorious Lions party in style

Jul 6th 2013, 5:11 PM 11,135 Views 0 Comments

Winning a Lions series and making plans to tear it up in Sydney was not enough to keep eight Lions offline.

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour From The42
Live Jul 6th 2013, 1:05 PM

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour

Forget the Anglo Tapes, check out poor Warren Gatland's voicemail abuse*
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Forget the Anglo Tapes, check out poor Warren Gatland's voicemail abuse*

Jul 6th 2013, 9:29 AM 20,727 Views 15 Comments

*As imagined by some extremely chagrined Lions supporters.

David Wallace: Oz have edge but another burst of North magic could swing it
# Column
From The42
# Column

David Wallace: Oz have edge but another burst of North magic could swing it

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,665 Views 12 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions flanker questions many of Warren Gatland’s last-ditch squad selections ahead of today’s decider.

# third-test - Friday 5 July, 2013

Denis Hickie recalls his Lions experiences of taking on an entire nation in 2005
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

Denis Hickie recalls his Lions experiences of taking on an entire nation in 2005

Jul 5th 2013, 5:39 PM 5,509 Views 3 Comments

“Everywhere you went, it was rugby, it was the Lions, and everybody was telling you the All Blacks were going to beat you.”

"I'm not mad on Gatland's tactics" - Ian Madigan on Lions finale
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

"I'm not mad on Gatland's tactics" - Ian Madigan on Lions finale

Jul 5th 2013, 1:29 PM 5,207 Views 5 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland outhalf was not the only person who was “shocked” by Brian O’Driscoll’s squad omission.

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989
# Lions 2013
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# Lions 2013

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989

Jul 5th 2013, 12:49 PM 1,864 Views 2 Comments

The Welsh winger pounced on a loose David Campese pass to beat the Australians.

O'Driscoll recall rumours prove false but Bowe is 'ready to play rugby'
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

O'Driscoll recall rumours prove false but Bowe is 'ready to play rugby'

Jul 5th 2013, 9:11 AM 19,341 Views 59 Comments

Don’t say that to Warren Gatland, Tommy, he might drop you.

# third-test - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig

Jul 4th 2013, 9:37 AM 5,599 Views 12 Comments

The Lions centre has been talking Brian O’Driscoll, Jonathan Davies and playing with his favourite band.

The 'collect my dole' flag from Euro 2012 resurfaces on the Lions Tour
# Lions Flags
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# Lions Flags

The 'collect my dole' flag from Euro 2012 resurfaces on the Lions Tour

Jul 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,714 Views 7 Comments

These boys are on a long social welfare leash.

# third-test - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing
# Legend Laments
From The42
# Legend Laments

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:34 PM 31,967 Views 84 Comments

“I think the concept and the ethos of the Lions is beginning to slip and that worries me very much,” admitted the former captain.

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:47 PM 8,433 Views 34 Comments

Andy Howell stoked the flames of injustice over Brian O’Driscoll’s axing by declaring two more Welshmen should start in Sydney.

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys
# Bod Shock
From The42
# Bod Shock

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:29 AM 13,363 Views 53 Comments

The Lions coach has given Australia a huge psychological boost ahead of the Third Test on Saturday.

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test

Jul 3rd 2013, 3:53 AM 38,390 Views 224 Comments

The legendary centre’s Lions career is over as head coach Warren Gatland makes six changes.

# third-test - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero
# Lions 2013
From The42
# Lions 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:10 PM 3,413 Views 7 Comments

Jeremy Guscott’s drop goal in the closing stages of the Second Test stunned the world champion Springboks.

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric
# Sevens Up
From The42
# Sevens Up

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:01 PM 8,650 Views 15 Comments

Warren Gatland will name his starting Xv for the Third Test in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'
# Mad Dog
From The42
# Mad Dog

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:40 AM 2,776 Views 11 Comments

“It’s water under the bridge now,” said tour manager Andy Irvine. “Move on.”

# third-test - Monday 1 July, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet
# Hurting
From The42
# Hurting

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet

Jul 1st 2013, 2:12 PM 3,930 Views 1 Comment

The man expected to lead the Lions this weekend wants one more gigantic effort from this teammates.

# third-test - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: Bringing Paddy Wallace in was Ireland's first mistake of many
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

Opinion: Bringing Paddy Wallace in was Ireland's first mistake of many

Jun 24th 2012, 2:57 PM 1,774 Views 5 Comments

Former Leinster player Emmet O’Rafferty on the many talking points arising from Ireland’s record defeat to New Zealand.

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