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# 2017-lions - 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
# 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 38,312 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.

# 2017-lions - Saturday 8 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 8th 2017, 11:42 AM 11,427 Views 11 Comments

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

# 2017-lions - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Winner-takes-all third Test has World Cup final feel for All Blacks
# Wounded Animal
# Wounded Animal

Winner-takes-all third Test has World Cup final feel for All Blacks

Jul 4th 2017, 8:12 AM 6,328 Views 8 Comments

Jerome Kaino said there is an ‘edge’ to the world champions ahead of Saturday’s Lions decider.

# 2017-lions - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow
# The Bold Step
# The Bold Step

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow

Jul 1st 2017, 1:51 PM 12,967 Views 8 Comments

The All Blacks centre saw red in the second Test earlier.

'It feels very good right now': A night to remember as the Lions roar to keep series alive
# The Lions Den
# The Lions Den

'It feels very good right now': A night to remember as the Lions roar to keep series alive

Jul 1st 2017, 11:20 AM 13,116 Views 13 Comments

Sean O’Brien was a happy man at full-time.

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test
Live Jul 1st 2017, 7:40 AM

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

# 2017-lions - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test
# Team News
# Team News

All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test

Jun 28th 2017, 6:17 PM 22,818 Views 18 Comments

Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith miss out through injury.

# 2017-lions - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

'I'm eternally indebted to Jodie for flying them out': Best shares special Lions moment with family
# Special Moment
# Special Moment

'I'm eternally indebted to Jodie for flying them out': Best shares special Lions moment with family

Jun 27th 2017, 12:03 PM 12,130 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland captain had his family in attendance at the Westpac Stadium this morning.

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions
Live Jun 27th 2017, 7:45 AM

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions

# 2017-lions - Monday 26 June, 2017

'Stand out, play well and you will be looked at': Henshaw knows Test door is far from shut
# Front And Centre
# Front And Centre

'Stand out, play well and you will be looked at': Henshaw knows Test door is far from shut

Jun 26th 2017, 5:49 PM 7,690 Views 4 Comments

The Lions play their final midweek game of the tour against the Hurricanes tomorrow morning.

# 2017-lions - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks
# Big Calls
# Big Calls

Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks

Jun 21st 2017, 9:30 AM 10,577 Views 30 Comments

Warren Gatland names his starting XV later.

# 2017-lions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song
# Band Of Brothers
# Band Of Brothers

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song

Jun 20th 2017, 1:30 PM 11,571 Views 29 Comments

‘Whatever people might say about a split in the camp, those boys are pretty together.’

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'
# Best Foot Forward
# Best Foot Forward

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'

Jun 20th 2017, 11:20 AM 8,164 Views 5 Comments

Rory Best was delighted with the attitude of the Lions this morning.

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions
Live Jun 20th 2017, 7:30 AM

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

# 2017-lions - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''
# Cloud Nine
# Cloud Nine

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''

Jun 17th 2017, 3:53 PM 10,762 Views 2 Comments

Conor Murray says the Lions are in a good place heading into Test week.

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions
Live Jun 17th 2017, 7:30 AM

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

# 2017-lions - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test
# Big Calls
# Big Calls

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

Jun 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,240 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

# 2017-lions - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Dan Carter not writing the Lions off after his Chicago prediction went wrong
# DC10
# DC10

Dan Carter not writing the Lions off after his Chicago prediction went wrong

Jun 14th 2017, 2:53 PM 9,038 Views 2 Comments

The legendary All Black out-half says his team will face a tougher challenge from the Lions than some of the warm up games suggest.

'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23'
# Miller Lite
# Miller Lite

'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23'

Jun 14th 2017, 11:45 AM 31,919 Views 9 Comments

Former Ireland and Leinster flanker Eric Miller looks back on the highs and lows of the 1997 Lions tour in South Africa.

# 2017-lions - Monday 12 June, 2017

'I rocked up to the rugby club in full Man United kit and just fell in love with the game there'
# Lions 2017
# Lions 2017

'I rocked up to the rugby club in full Man United kit and just fell in love with the game there'

Jun 12th 2017, 2:49 PM 10,812 Views 5 Comments

Prop Kyle Sinckler starts tomorrow for the Lions but he may not have been in New Zealand at all if it wasn’t for a conversation with two team-mates last year.

# 2017-lions - Friday 9 June, 2017

'We've spoken about the potential of that happening': Lions have captaincy contingency plans
# The Skipper
# The Skipper

'We've spoken about the potential of that happening': Lions have captaincy contingency plans

Jun 9th 2017, 9:57 AM 8,658 Views 17 Comments

Sam Warburton continues to struggle with an ankle injury, although Graham Rowntree has played down the severity of the problem.

# 2017-lions - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Gatland wants O'Mahony to bring out the 'Munster mongrel' on his first Lions start
# Manic Aggression
# Manic Aggression

Gatland wants O'Mahony to bring out the 'Munster mongrel' on his first Lions start

Jun 8th 2017, 3:57 PM 10,091 Views 26 Comments

“You’re going to have to put that in a better context now, what exactly did he say?”

# 2017-lions - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'Sometimes you need to get a punch to the face': Stander confident Lions will learn from mistakes
# Learnings
# Learnings

'Sometimes you need to get a punch to the face': Stander confident Lions will learn from mistakes

Jun 7th 2017, 5:00 PM 7,114 Views 8 Comments

The Munster number eight believes the setback will help the squad improve.

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions' inaccuracies, indiscipline and why they need a big result on Saturday
# Live From Auckland
# Live From Auckland

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions' inaccuracies, indiscipline and why they need a big result on Saturday

Jun 7th 2017, 3:00 PM 10,286 Views 2 Comments

Murray Kinsella joined Ryan Bailey live from Eden Park to dissect this morning’s game.

Lions get their own taste of 'rugby chaos' and more talking points from Auckland
# Analysis
# Analysis

Lions get their own taste of 'rugby chaos' and more talking points from Auckland

Jun 7th 2017, 11:57 AM 9,954 Views 17 Comments

Plus, a lack of discipline costs the tourists and the brilliance of Sonny Bill Williams.

# 2017-lions - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'One out of one': Warburton sees disjointed win as an important building block
# The Lions
# The Lions

'One out of one': Warburton sees disjointed win as an important building block

Jun 3rd 2017, 11:15 AM 3,185 Views 2 Comments

The tourists did just enough to see off the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians this morning.

As it happened: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The Lions
Live Jun 3rd 2017, 9:30 AM

As it happened: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The Lions

# 2017-lions - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

May 16th 2017, 9:56 AM 5,275 Views 8 Comments

The mind games have started.

# 2017-lions - Friday 12 May, 2017

Mealamu feels 'stink' over O'Driscoll Lions tackle, but stops short of apologising
# Regret
# Regret

Mealamu feels 'stink' over O'Driscoll Lions tackle, but stops short of apologising

May 12th 2017, 11:48 AM 13,569 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be 12 years this summer since that now infamous spear tackle.

# 2017-lions - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'It makes perfect sense': Quinlan not surprised by Payne's Lions inclusion
# No Payne No Gain
# No Payne No Gain

'It makes perfect sense': Quinlan not surprised by Payne's Lions inclusion

Apr 19th 2017, 3:04 PM 11,779 Views 4 Comments

The former Munster flanker feels Cian Healy is unlucky to miss out.

'You find out like everyone else on TV. It's cruel in a sense but adds to the whole drama of it'
# The Lions
# The Lions

'You find out like everyone else on TV. It's cruel in a sense but adds to the whole drama of it'

Apr 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 9,798 Views 8 Comments

As Warren Gatland prepares to name his Lions squad for this summer’s tour, Tommy Bowe recalls his anxious wait to receive the call in 2009 and 2013.

# 2017-lions - Monday 23 March, 2015

Wild speculation alert! Let's forecast what the next Lions squad would look like today
# Pick The Team
# Pick The Team

Wild speculation alert! Let's forecast what the next Lions squad would look like today

Mar 23rd 2015, 9:33 PM 38,650 Views 124 Comments

We will be happy if 50% of these guys end up in New Zealand.