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# lions - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

Gatland on Lions call over Sexton - 'I still probably ask myself now whether it was the right decision '
# Selection
# Selection

Gatland on Lions call over Sexton - 'I still probably ask myself now whether it was the right decision '

Jul 20th 2022, 12:00 PM 69,673 Views 21 Comments

Sexton is one of nine Ireland players named in Gatland’s hypothetical 2022 Lions side.

# lions - Friday 10 June, 2022

‘These South African teams are not yet the polished sides of the past’
# Skin In The Game
# Skin In The Game

‘These South African teams are not yet the polished sides of the past’

Jun 10th 2022, 7:21 AM 5,573 Views 11 Comments

Bobby Skinstad believes the best is still to come from South Africa’s URC franchises.

# lions - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'
# Moments In Time
# Moments In Time

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,519 Views 5 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Legacy of the Lions’.

# lions - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
# What Could Have Been
# What Could Have Been

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 81,662 Views 8 Comments

In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.

# lions - Saturday 20 November, 2021

'The hardest thing is to stay at the top and that’s what Conor has done'
# Murray
# Murray

'The hardest thing is to stay at the top and that’s what Conor has done'

Nov 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,078 Views 29 Comments

Conor Murray starts against Argentina tomorrow as he wins his 91st cap.

# lions - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'It's always been in my head that I wasn't good enough' - Beirne
# Frustrations
# Frustrations

'It's always been in my head that I wasn't good enough' - Beirne

Nov 6th 2021, 8:30 AM 6,516 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international wasn’t happy with how the Lions tour worked out for him.

# lions - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'

Oct 27th 2021, 7:30 PM 9,772 Views 0 Comments

23-year-old Vincent Tshituka of the Lions is seen as a possible Springbok back row.

# lions - Monday 18 October, 2021

'Addison is probably unparalleled in Irish rugby in terms of that ability'
# Luckless
# Luckless

'Addison is probably unparalleled in Irish rugby in terms of that ability'

Oct 18th 2021, 1:16 PM 8,625 Views 1 Comment

The Ulster fullback’s misfortune was discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# lions - Friday 15 October, 2021

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury
# Luckless
# Luckless

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury

Oct 15th 2021, 9:23 PM 22,422 Views 13 Comments

Ulster defeated the Lions with a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season
# Preview
# Preview

Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season

Oct 15th 2021, 7:37 AM 3,007 Views 6 Comments

Ulster will welcome the first of the new South African teams to Belfast tonight.

# lions - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Tucker's monster kick makes history as Ravens down Lions
# NFL
# NFL

Tucker's monster kick makes history as Ravens down Lions

Sep 26th 2021, 10:36 PM 8,897 Views 6 Comments

.Tucker’s monstrous 66-yard effort arrived with three seconds remaining.

# lions - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form
# Tour Review
# Tour Review

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 3:56 PM 30,001 Views 14 Comments

Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions were beaten 2-1 by world champions South Africa this summer.

# lions - Monday 9 August, 2021

Ireland boss Farrell likely to be among contenders to lead next Lions tour
# Boss
# Boss

Ireland boss Farrell likely to be among contenders to lead next Lions tour

Aug 9th 2021, 2:24 PM 11,503 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland has been part of the last four tours but could stay on.

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks
# Outstanding
# Outstanding

Itoje named Lions' player of the series after impressing against Boks

Aug 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 10,373 Views 13 Comments

The 26-year-old is almost certain to be a key man again in 2025.

# lions - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones
# Awj
# Awj

Losing the Lions would be 'a travesty,' says four-time tourist Jones

Aug 8th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,686 Views 23 Comments

The Welshman believes the touring team is a special part of rugby.

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series
# STANDOUT
# STANDOUT

Henshaw shows he is among game's elite with outstanding Test series

Aug 8th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,667 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre did his best to drag the Lions back in front last night.

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time
# Tourists
# Tourists

'It's something we need to preserve' - Gatland believes Lions need more prep time

Aug 8th 2021, 9:40 AM 13,099 Views 15 Comments

The head coach is uncertain whether midweek games should return before and after the first Test.

Lots of Lions regrets but Boks deserving winners of strange series
# Bokke
# Bokke

Lots of Lions regrets but Boks deserving winners of strange series

Aug 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 27,742 Views 13 Comments

A tense and dramatic finale in Cape Town saw the 2021 tour end on a high.

# lions - Saturday 7 August, 2021

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'
# Lion Man
# Lion Man

'I’ve loved my time with the Lions... I haven't got any long-term plans'

Aug 7th 2021, 8:44 PM 13,629 Views 21 Comments

Warren Gatland is uncertain whether he will be involved again in four years’ time.

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions
# Last Gasp
# Last Gasp

History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions

Aug 7th 2021, 7:10 PM 48,439 Views 128 Comments

The replacement out-half slotted two late penalties to win it for the Boks.

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

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

Aug 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,706 Views 10 Comments

The South Africans finished the second Test with huge momentum.

# lions - Friday 6 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 6th 2021, 2:19 PM 9,742 Views 6 Comments

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

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'
# Attack
# Attack

'He can ask different questions than any fly-half in the world'

Aug 6th 2021, 9:35 AM 12,122 Views 29 Comments

Lions attack coach Gregor Townsend knows the tourists need to create more tomorrow.

Time to press the Bundee button: Talking points ahead of the final Lions Test
# William Hill
# William Hill

Time to press the Bundee button: Talking points ahead of the final Lions Test

Aug 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 4,737 Views 1 Comment

With the sides tied at one win apiece, the series will be decided in Cape Town on Saturday.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Aug 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,139 Views 6 Comments

Get ready…

# lions - Thursday 5 August, 2021

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

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
# The Boss
# The Boss

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'

Aug 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 12,946 Views 15 Comments

The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

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

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

Aug 5th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,482 Views 10 Comments

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

# lions - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
# Key Man
# Key Man

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks

Aug 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,253 Views 2 Comments

The South Africans have also lost the superb Pieter-Steph du Toit.

# lions - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'
# Test Lion
# Test Lion

'I've had the best time of my life being part of this group, it's special'

Aug 3rd 2021, 10:05 PM 19,880 Views 13 Comments

Bundee Aki has earned his chance to become a Test Lion this weekend.

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

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in
# TMO
# TMO

'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in

Aug 3rd 2021, 2:06 PM 28,545 Views 2 Comments

The Lions boss says they tried to have the TMO changed before the first Test.

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

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

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:57 PM 14,429 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
# 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
# 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.

# lions - Monday 2 August, 2021

Boks not boring, insists coach, after second Lions Test sent All Blacks boss Foster 'to sleep'
# Acquired Taste
# Acquired Taste

Boks not boring, insists coach, after second Lions Test sent All Blacks boss Foster 'to sleep'

Aug 2nd 2021, 7:33 PM 8,383 Views 6 Comments

‘It has become a very tight, almost risk-free type of series,’ said New Zealand head coach Ian Foster. ‘Teams are almost afraid to play…’

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

'There was probably a little more niggle... it was personal for us'

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:06 PM 9,563 Views 6 Comments

Lood de Jager was superb as part of South Africa’s excellent bench.

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

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

Aug 2nd 2021, 11:18 AM 10,194 Views 5 Comments

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

# lions - Sunday 1 August, 2021

'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

'Everyone is well aware Gats will make changes' - Lions skipper Jones

Aug 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 11,681 Views 7 Comments

The tourists have big questions to answer mentally, tactically, and in terms of selection.

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks
# Foul Play
# Foul Play

Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting during yesterday's defeat to the Boks

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 PM 17,334 Views 19 Comments

The England international will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

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