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#lions 2017

# lions-2017 - Today’s News

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen

Warren Gatland’s side arrive in New Zealand tomorrow.

# lions-2017 - Yesterday’s News

Bring on the battles! Gatland's Lions set off for demanding New Zealand tour

The Lions squad left London this afternoon, with a gruelling 10-game tour ahead of them.

Jones expects Lions to struggle 'based on the influence of the Welsh coaches'

“I think they are looking to attack like Wales with big, gainline runners with not much ball movement.”

# lions-2017 - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels Lock Star This post contains videos

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels

Meanwhile, Lima Sopoaga is back from injury with a bang.

# lions-2017 - Friday 26 May, 2017

‘All the Lions have been watching Super Rugby with one eye’

Andy Farrell has taken plenty of encouragement from seeing Kiwi teams cancel each other out this season.

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Some lads just say: ‘Howya big fella!' Furlong happy to help Lions team-mates get the details right

Wexford’s finest has been offering some pronunciation tips to his fellow tourists.

'The intensity has been through the roof' with fast-learning Lions - Andy Farrell

Coach and players alike were keen to stress the gradual progress they intend to make throughout the tour.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Big smiles, fidget spinners and a thumbs up - the Lions visited Temple Street today

Warren Gatland’s squad are in Ireland this week.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Leinster and Saracens players link with Lions to take NZ prep to next level

Warren Gatland has been keeping a close eye on New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams.

Murray, Stander, POM at 'slight disadvantage' for Lions, says Gatland

While key players from Leinster and Saracens are now in camp, the Munster trio remain on Pro12 duty.

# lions-2017 - Monday 22 May, 2017

McGrath all clear for Lions tour after x-ray and Sean O'Brien passes scan too

Johnny Sexton had a HIA after Leinster’s Pro12 semi-final defeat but will train tomorrow.

# lions-2017 - Monday 15 May, 2017

Ringrose remaining calm after Gatland's latest reminder of how close he is to Lions squad

‘Six months ago I made my debut for Ireland, which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before then. I appreciate the opportunities.’

# lions-2017 - Saturday 13 May, 2017

O'Driscoll spear tackle fallout helped 'galvanise' All Blacks, says Graham Henry BOD

O'Driscoll spear tackle fallout helped 'galvanise' All Blacks, says Graham Henry

“The guys had respect for Brian and they didn’t want that to happen. I think they handled it pretty well.”

# lions-2017 - Monday 8 May, 2017

'If any player wants to call us, we’re happy to take that call': Gatland brushes off Brown's discontent

The Kiwi also stressed the need for the Lions to be aware of cultural differences as they tour his homeland.

'The higher the physicality, the better for me': Henshaw unfazed by last All Black clash

After starring in the Chicago victory, Robbie Henshaw did not last long when New Zealand came to Dublin.

# lions-2017 - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Greig Laidlaw added to Lions squad after Ben Youngs' withdrawal

The 31-year-old scrum-half joins fellow Scots Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour in the squad.

Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener

“With Kieran Read out, Liam was probably next cab off the rank”.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

All Black hooker Dane Coles suffering concussion symptoms and may miss Lions showdown

Headaches are hampering the player’s recovery from injury too.

# lions-2017 - Sunday 30 April, 2017

New Zealand skipper Read a doubt for Lions series after thumb operation

The back row suffered the injury yesterday.

# lions-2017 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Howlett: 'In the northern hemisphere there's so much emphasis on the opposition'

The All Blacks record try-scorer was part of a legacy of a team that trusts its own skill-set.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 27 April, 2017

All Black Jerome Kaino to undergo minor knee surgery in bid to be fit for Lions

The blindside probably won’t be fit until June.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'He doesn't defend like a luxury player': Ringrose perfect fit for Lions

Warren Gatland’s squad will be a poorer place if the Leinster centre doesn’t travel, says Shane Horgan.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Garry Ringrose was very close to making the 41-man Lions squad

The 22-year-old Ireland and Leinster centre was ‘very unlucky,’ according to Warren Gatland.

Lucrative Lions: Gatland's squad earning €1.8m more per season than All Blacks

New data has detailed some interesting differences between the sides.

Lions 'clutching at straws' if Ireland's Chicago win an inspiration, insists Steve Hansen

‘We are going to get a similar game style to what we’ve always got whenever we’ve played a Warren Gatland team’ says the all Blacks coach.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'He was one of the standout players of the Six Nations, never mind the props'

The Lions are excited about what Tadhg Furlong can do against the All Blacks.

Ryan misses out but 'point of difference' Henderson makes Lions squad

Steve Borthwick says Henderson’s ability to cover six was attractive for the Lions.

11 Ireland players included in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour

Donnacha Ryan, Keith Earls and Simon Zebo are among those to miss out on selection.

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What are your Lions squad predictions?

Recent history looks good for English players.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'You just can’t think about it' - Earls not stressing over Lions call

The 29-year-old was a Lions tourist in 2009 in South Africa.

# lions-2017 - Monday 17 April, 2017

How well do you know your Lions history?

The touring squad is announced this week.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Sexton: 'The facts and how it's portrayed can be slightly different'

Lions boss Warren Gatland has previously questioned the Ireland out-half’s durability.

Warren Gatland's son named in NZ Barbarians squad to face his father's Lions

21-year-old Bryn is part of a core group of 19 provincial players for the tour opener.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Leading Lion Sam Warburton sidelined for six weeks before tour to NZ

The tour kicks off in Whangarei in just under nine weeks’ time.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Zebo hoping for healthy Munster contingent on Lions tour to New Zealand

“Earlsy went two tours ago and he only had one or two caps. There’s loads of opportunities for every player playing in these isles.”

All Blacks line up Samoa for pre-Lions warm-up

‘In 2005, we played Fiji and that set us up very well,’ says NZRU chief Steve Tew.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 30 March, 2017

BOD: Uncapped England import Solomona could be the bolter for the Lions

“If there was an outside bet, I think he’s not a bad one.”

# lions-2017 - Friday 16 September, 2016

'It’s priceless for growing' - Ireland's Farrell on learning from the Lions

The Englishman was part of Warren Gatland’s staff on the 2013 tour.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Schmidt’s welcome to ‘tough’ Lions job, says Gatland with an eye on 2017 schedule

‘I’m not thinking about the Lions,’” says Warren Gatland after reeling off a chunk of the tour itinerary.

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