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#Lions

# lions - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol
# Anxious Wait
# Anxious Wait

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol

May 8th 2021, 10:29 PM 11,276 Views 13 Comments

Conan has been named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to tour South Africa.

# lions - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

May 6th 2021, 5:38 PM 45,256 Views 26 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

May 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 101,440 Views 198 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

# lions - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Lions coaches to attend as Ulster and Leicester big guns get last shot
# Scouting
# Scouting

Lions coaches to attend as Ulster and Leicester big guns get last shot

Apr 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 6,487 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland will name his Lions squad next Thursday.

# lions - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,086 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

George North ruled out of Lions tour by knee injury that requires surgery
# Due South
# Due South

George North ruled out of Lions tour by knee injury that requires surgery

Apr 28th 2021, 10:29 AM 6,894 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old ruptured his ACL at the weekend.

# lions - Saturday 24 April, 2021

North injury leaves Lions hopes in balance
# Not George's Day
# Not George's Day

North injury leaves Lions hopes in balance

Apr 24th 2021, 9:09 PM 12,438 Views 3 Comments

North injured his knee in today’s Rainbow Cup game with Cardiff.

# lions - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach
# Game Time
# Game Time

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,797 Views 32 Comments

The Munster captain hopes to feature in Ireland’s tour of the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

# lions - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
# Takes One To Know One
# Takes One To Know One

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa

Apr 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 8,288 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach was at the helm for the Lions’ last series against the Springboks in 2009.

# lions - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,493 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

# lions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,725 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
# Experience
# Experience

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour

Apr 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,565 Views 28 Comments

The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
# Priorities
# Priorities

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions

Apr 13th 2021, 11:56 AM 9,249 Views 0 Comments

Farrell will lead Ireland on their tour to the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team
# Lions Lions Lions
# Lions Lions Lions

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team

Apr 13th 2021, 9:30 AM 22,278 Views 22 Comments

Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy, and Neil Jenkins have also been appointed.

# lions - Friday 2 April, 2021

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,001 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

# lions - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game

Mar 31st 2021, 7:36 PM 3,112 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations is back this weekend, the World Cup comes next year, then WXV launches in 2023.

# lions - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'
# Form
# Form

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'

Mar 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,872 Views 8 Comments

Robbie Henshaw delivered another outstanding display as Leinster won the Pro14 last weekend.

# lions - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,343 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

# lions - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions
# Performance
# Performance

'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions

Updated Mar 21st 2021, 9:42 AM 64,222 Views 71 Comments

The series against the Springboks has yet to be confirmed.

# lions - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
# Touring Party
# Touring Party

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under

Mar 6th 2021, 10:25 AM 8,645 Views 14 Comments

The British and Irish side are due to face the Springboks in the summer.

# lions - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'We all agree that if it can, it should go ahead this year' - Six Nations captains don't want Lions delay
# Lions
# Lions

'We all agree that if it can, it should go ahead this year' - Six Nations captains don't want Lions delay

Jan 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 3,076 Views 0 Comments

There is still major uncertainty surrounding this summer’s planned British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

# lions - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,488 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# lions - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad
# Pole Position
# Pole Position

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad

Dec 5th 2020, 10:59 PM 9,149 Views 8 Comments

Australian’s words won’t go down well with the Irish players seeking to get on the plane to South Africa.

# lions - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,929 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,044 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter
# Tourist
# Tourist

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter

Oct 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 9,426 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old made his return from injury for Leinster last weekend.

# lions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,890 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

# lions - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
# Expansion
# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,794 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

# lions - Monday 28 September, 2020

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
# Derbies
# Derbies

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition

Sep 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,221 Views 4 Comments

The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.

# lions - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,646 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

# lions - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster
# Markers
# Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Aug 11th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,068 Views 34 Comments

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs
# North V South
# North V South

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,061 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

# lions - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,491 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,832 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

# lions - Friday 12 June, 2020

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland
# Gatland
# Gatland

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland

Jun 12th 2020, 5:48 PM 5,141 Views 6 Comments

Lions coach believes unity can be found.

# lions - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
# Calendar
# Calendar

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,700 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

# lions - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia
# NRL
# NRL

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia

Jun 4th 2020, 10:08 AM 6,904 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old played in two Tests for the Lions in 2017.

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'
# Bring It On
# Bring It On

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,921 Views 3 Comments

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

# lions - Thursday 21 May, 2020

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice
# PSDT
# PSDT

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice

May 21st 2020, 9:57 AM 8,700 Views 6 Comments

The 27-year-old is staying with the Stormers and Western Province.

# lions - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,442 Views 53 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

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