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#Lions Tour

# lions-tour-2 - Friday 23 June, 2017

Strange as it seems, Gatland's no-nonsense approach makes sense for the Lions
# Opinion
# Opinion

Strange as it seems, Gatland's no-nonsense approach makes sense for the Lions

Jun 23rd 2017, 11:00 AM 3,962 Views 6 Comments

Tommy Martin on what the New Zealander brings to the tourists.

# lions-tour-2 - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

9 moments that defined the Lions’ series win against Australia
# Jawdroppers
# Jawdroppers

9 moments that defined the Lions’ series win against Australia

Dec 24th 2013, 11:00 PM 7,476 Views 9 Comments

From George North’s wonder try to Kurtley’s slip, BO’D getting dropped and a dig-out from our favourite French referee.

# lions-tour-2 - Monday 28 October, 2013

London Irish set to announce signing of Wallaby James O'Connor
# In Exile
# In Exile

London Irish set to announce signing of Wallaby James O'Connor

Oct 28th 2013, 2:01 PM 2,551 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old started all three Tests against the British & Irish Lions, this summer, at outhalf.

# lions-tour-2 - Friday 25 October, 2013

Gatland considered dropping on knees to 'ask Irish public for forgiveness'
# Pantomime Villain
# Pantomime Villain

Gatland considered dropping on knees to 'ask Irish public for forgiveness'

Oct 25th 2013, 11:14 PM 33,327 Views 63 Comments

The Lions coach was interviewed on the Late Late Show and asked about his decision to drop Brian O’Driscoll.

# lions-tour-2 - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Ryan backs Leinster teammate O’Brien to show his claws against Tipuric
# Lion Taming
# Lion Taming

Ryan backs Leinster teammate O’Brien to show his claws against Tipuric

Oct 10th 2013, 6:00 PM 2,863 Views 0 Comments

The flanker hit the 50-cap mark for his province last weekend and hopes to make it 51 against Ospreys.

# lions-tour-2 - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Tuilagi's Irish teammate calls Cameron bunny ears prank a 'brain fart'
# Bunnygate
# Bunnygate

Tuilagi's Irish teammate calls Cameron bunny ears prank a 'brain fart'

Sep 18th 2013, 3:56 PM 4,508 Views 6 Comments

“He’s a very funny fella and was just trying to have a laugh,” said Leicester Tigers’ Niall Morris.

# lions-tour-2 - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman guests of honour at 10 Downing Street
# Downing Out
# Downing Out

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman guests of honour at 10 Downing Street

Sep 17th 2013, 7:10 AM 5,989 Views 22 Comments

A sign of times to come? The BOD for President campaign begins now.

# lions-tour-2 - Thursday 5 September, 2013

O'Driscoll admits Gatland resentment after Lions axing 'kick in the guts'
# Collateral Damage
# Collateral Damage

O'Driscoll admits Gatland resentment after Lions axing 'kick in the guts'

Sep 5th 2013, 8:01 PM 15,760 Views 80 Comments

The centre revealed he was not aware he had been dropped from the matchday 23 until it was read out to the whole squad.

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘Is Warren Gatland on the Christmas card list? Unlikely’
# Resentment
# Resentment

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘Is Warren Gatland on the Christmas card list? Unlikely’

Sep 5th 2013, 4:49 PM 14,256 Views 48 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre opened up to Sky Sports about his “resentment” towards Lions coach Warren Gatland.

# lions-tour-2 - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Lions star George North gets Saints start against Leinster
# Furious George
# Furious George

Lions star George North gets Saints start against Leinster

Aug 29th 2013, 9:19 PM 3,732 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh winger has been named in a strong Northampton side for the Friday night clash in Donnybrook.

# lions-tour-2 - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Tommy Bowe to have exploratory surgery on injured wrist
# Wounded Lion
# Wounded Lion

Tommy Bowe to have exploratory surgery on injured wrist

Aug 14th 2013, 1:43 PM 2,011 Views 7 Comments

While Ulster are refusing to put a timescale of Bowe’s return, he may not play again until October.

# lions-tour-2 - Monday 29 July, 2013

Lions Tour movie, featuring stunning BO'D twist, set for August release
# Blockbuster
# Blockbuster

Lions Tour movie, featuring stunning BO'D twist, set for August release

Jul 29th 2013, 3:24 PM 6,456 Views 10 Comments

The movie, featuring numerous George North highlights, will be released on 5 August.

# lions-tour-2 - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Sean O'Brien: Lions victory 'top of the pile' but Irish success comes first
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Sean O'Brien: Lions victory 'top of the pile' but Irish success comes first

Jul 10th 2013, 3:00 PM 11,721 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster flanker has a spot of farming, then celebrating, to do when he gets home to Carlow.

No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home
# Hero's Welcome
# Hero's Welcome

No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home

Jul 10th 2013, 1:07 PM 8,110 Views 1 Comment

Sean O’Brien and Jonny Sexton carried out their final press duties on a long 2012/13 season.

# lions-tour-2 - Monday 8 July, 2013

6 Lions players that enhanced their reputation Down Under
# Series Winners
# Series Winners

6 Lions players that enhanced their reputation Down Under

Jul 8th 2013, 3:00 PM 26,799 Views 71 Comments

Many of the tourists arrived with big reputations, some fly back as genuine Lions legends.

BO'D: 'You can't mouth words and then not live them when it's your turn'
# Team Player
# Team Player

BO'D: 'You can't mouth words and then not live them when it's your turn'

Jul 8th 2013, 12:10 PM 26,760 Views 63 Comments

The Lions centre feels Warren Gatland justified his contentious selection call by destroying the Aussies 41-16.

Losing Wallabies coach Robbie Deans: OUT. Ewen McKenzie: IN.
# Game Over
# Game Over

Losing Wallabies coach Robbie Deans: OUT. Ewen McKenzie: IN.

Jul 8th 2013, 11:30 AM 2,271 Views 0 Comments

The Australian Rugby Union are expected to confirm the news on Tuesday but you can’t keep a good story down.

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

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

Jul 8th 2013, 10:57 AM 3,087 Views 2 Comments

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

# lions-tour-2 - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Four more years? Gatland won't rule out another Lions tour
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Four more years? Gatland won't rule out another Lions tour

Jul 7th 2013, 10:46 AM 3,560 Views 14 Comments

Would you like to see the coach lead the Lions to New Zealand in 2017?

Things escalated quickly at the Lions' victory party last night
# Hogg Tied
# Hogg Tied

Things escalated quickly at the Lions' victory party last night

Jul 7th 2013, 9:28 AM 13,060 Views 2 Comments

Stuart Hogg wore nothing but his Speedos and Owen Farrell threw a trident.

How the Irish Lions rated on their series-winning tour to Australia
# Smiling Irish
# Smiling Irish

How the Irish Lions rated on their series-winning tour to Australia

Jul 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 19,742 Views 31 Comments

We assess which Irish players had the most impact on the Lions’ first series win since 1997.

Lions skipper Jones pays tribute to iconic Halfpenny after Test masterclass
# Perfect Leigh
# Perfect Leigh

Lions skipper Jones pays tribute to iconic Halfpenny after Test masterclass

Jul 7th 2013, 7:10 AM 2,279 Views 1 Comment

The Welsh fullback won the Player of the Series.

# lions-tour-2 - Saturday 6 July, 2013

BO'D and Foxy Davies are best buddies but Gatland has a new favourite
# Drinking Buddies
# Drinking Buddies

BO'D and Foxy Davies are best buddies but Gatland has a new favourite

Jul 6th 2013, 9:20 PM 12,848 Views 0 Comments

The Kiwi declared Alex Corbisiero was his man of the match. He had a good point.

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

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

Jul 6th 2013, 5:11 PM 11,114 Views 0 Comments

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

Feast your eyes on the Lions' series-clinching victory over Australia
# Highlights
# Highlights

Feast your eyes on the Lions' series-clinching victory over Australia

Jul 6th 2013, 4:35 PM 3,608 Views 0 Comments

Hot and fresh out of the YouTube kitchen.

Like the DVD, but live: Sexton partying like it's 1997 after sealing series win
# Living The Dream
# Living The Dream

Like the DVD, but live: Sexton partying like it's 1997 after sealing series win

Jul 6th 2013, 3:54 PM 5,688 Views 8 Comments

Break out the Dom Pérignon, Mr Bond.

Reaction: Bittersweet symphony as Gatland's Lions eventually get the job done
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Reaction: Bittersweet symphony as Gatland's Lions eventually get the job done

Jul 6th 2013, 2:38 PM 4,395 Views 35 Comments

The Kiwi coach has his Lions victory, but a missing Irish centre still overshadows the win.

"I'll always have Lions series winner on my CV, that's what counts" - O'Driscoll
# Series Winner
# Series Winner

"I'll always have Lions series winner on my CV, that's what counts" - O'Driscoll

Jul 6th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,089 Views 13 Comments

Welsh centre Jonathan Davies, meanwhile, said he felt like ‘public enemy number one’ before the match.

How the Lions rated in their 3rd Test victory over Australia
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

How the Lions rated in their 3rd Test victory over Australia

Jul 6th 2013, 1:11 PM 24,037 Views 84 Comments

It took them a while, but the Lions finally played some rugby in the second half of this 16-41 victory.

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

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

Jul 6th 2013, 1:05 PM 45,740 Views 84 Comments

One legend watched from the sidelines while the chance to become legends awaited for Sexton, Bowe and O’Brien.

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

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

Jul 6th 2013, 9:29 AM 20,711 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
# Column

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

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,646 Views 12 Comments

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

Breakfast with Lions: Jamie Roberts is a lucky man and how to make your very own Adam Jones
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

Breakfast with Lions: Jamie Roberts is a lucky man and how to make your very own Adam Jones

Jul 6th 2013, 6:44 AM 2,820 Views 1 Comment

It all comes down to this.

# lions-tour-2 - Friday 5 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 5th 2013, 5:39 PM 5,462 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.”

Can you guess who Simon Zebo and his Lions team-mates are impersonating?
# Impressions
# Impressions

Can you guess who Simon Zebo and his Lions team-mates are impersonating?

Jul 5th 2013, 3:46 PM 7,516 Views 8 Comments

Also featuring Sean O’Brien, Mike Phillips and awful, awful impressions.

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

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

Jul 5th 2013, 1:29 PM 5,197 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
# Lions 2013

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

Jul 5th 2013, 12:49 PM 1,814 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
# Lions 2013

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

Jul 5th 2013, 9:11 AM 19,321 Views 59 Comments

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

# lions-tour-2 - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,698 Views 7 Comments

These boys are on a long social welfare leash.

1 change in Australia team as they seek 1 more win to send Lions packing
# Pick Me Up
# Pick Me Up

1 change in Australia team as they seek 1 more win to send Lions packing

Jul 4th 2013, 1:52 AM 3,615 Views 10 Comments

George Smith is back in the Green and Gold after a three-year hiatus from international rugby.

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