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Lions icons call for rugby chiefs to take action before player dies 'during a game in front of TV cameras'
# Player Safety
# Player Safety

Lions icons call for rugby chiefs to take action before player dies 'during a game in front of TV cameras'

Aug 14th 2021, 3:22 PM 16,990 Views 12 Comments

In an open letter to World Rugby it is claimed the professional game ‘has become unnecessarily dangerous’.

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances
# Doubt
# Doubt

Warburton: Injury struggles could hurt Sexton's Lions chances

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 6,141 Views 11 Comments

The two-time Lions captain thinks a spot in the starting team may be too big an ask for the out-half.

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
# Celtic League
# Celtic League

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'

Apr 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,608 Views 14 Comments

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton thinks the Pro14 is making too many changes.

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Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff
# Back In The Game
# Back In The Game

Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff

Nov 15th 2019, 5:25 PM 7,957 Views 5 Comments

The 31-year-old will take up a role as technical advisor for defence and breakdown.

'A professional player will die during a game' - Warburton calls for rule changes in rugby
# Warning
# Warning

'A professional player will die during a game' - Warburton calls for rule changes in rugby

Sep 7th 2019, 1:02 PM 17,782 Views 12 Comments

The former Wales star retired aged 29 last year.

Cardiff City Stadium to host this season's Pro14 final
# Save The Date
# Save The Date

Cardiff City Stadium to host this season's Pro14 final

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:37 AM 4,219 Views 4 Comments

The game will be played in the Welsh capital on Saturday, 20 June.

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby
# Legacy
# Legacy

Warburton hails 'brilliant' Gatland for transforming Welsh rugby

Mar 13th 2019, 11:58 AM 4,915 Views 12 Comments

Gatland has won three Six Nations titles, two Grand Slams and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup.

Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby
# Warning
# Warning

Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby

Jul 21st 2018, 7:36 PM 21,721 Views 39 Comments

The former Wales and British Lions captain this week announced he was hanging up his boots at the age of 29.

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement
# Big Sam
# Big Sam

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

Jul 19th 2018, 9:45 AM 5,151 Views 5 Comments

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29
# Hanging Up The Boots
# Hanging Up The Boots

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29

Jul 18th 2018, 12:24 PM 37,132 Views 46 Comments

It’s a major blow for Wales head coach Warren Gatland ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan.

British and Irish Lions captain heads sports New Year Honours list
# Reward
# Reward

British and Irish Lions captain heads sports New Year Honours list

Dec 30th 2017, 11:02 AM 6,396 Views 13 Comments

Sam Warburton has skippered the team on two separate tours.

Wales star Sam Warburton ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury
# Blow
# Blow

Wales star Sam Warburton ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury

Dec 8th 2017, 5:02 PM 5,257 Views 10 Comments

The Lions captain has undergone surgery on his knee.

Big blow for Wales and Cardiff as neck surgery to sideline Warburton until 2018
# Injury Setback
# Injury Setback

Big blow for Wales and Cardiff as neck surgery to sideline Warburton until 2018

Sep 12th 2017, 3:02 PM 4,171 Views 5 Comments

The Lions captain will be out for four months.

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
# Ref Justice
# Ref Justice

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Jul 8th 2017, 1:41 PM 18,768 Views 21 Comments

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

'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 11,452 Views 11 Comments

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

Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington
# Preview
# Preview

Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington

Jun 30th 2017, 2:50 PM 15,926 Views 24 Comments

We’ve looked at the areas where Warren Gatland’s side need to be better against the All Blacks.

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM
# Captain
# Captain

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM

Jun 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 15,250 Views 27 Comments

The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23
# Unlucky
# Unlucky

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23

Jun 29th 2017, 6:32 AM 48,987 Views 55 Comments

The Munster man has been left out of the second Test squad.

Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection
# Big Calls
# Big Calls

Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection

Jun 25th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,595 Views 29 Comments

Warren Gatland name-checked Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton as two possible inclusions.

O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton
# Tullow Trial
# Tullow Trial

O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton

Jun 12th 2017, 1:30 AM 12,474 Views 8 Comments

‘I know there’s every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test.’

'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 8,680 Views 17 Comments

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

Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury
# Openside
# Openside

Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury

Jun 8th 2017, 10:10 AM 6,684 Views 15 Comments

Warren Gatland confirmed the Wales openside has an ankle issue.

Lions to dedicate performances in New Zealand to victims of London attack
# Best Wishes
# Best Wishes

Lions to dedicate performances in New Zealand to victims of London attack

Jun 4th 2017, 8:47 AM 14,167 Views 7 Comments

The touring squad were shocked by the news from London.

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points
# Opener
# Opener

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

May 31st 2017, 9:17 PM 14,862 Views 13 Comments

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 8:29 AM 26,449 Views 58 Comments

‘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.

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

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

Apr 11th 2017, 3:24 PM 6,713 Views 7 Comments

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

Sam Warburton starts for Wales against Italy
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Sam Warburton starts for Wales against Italy

Feb 2nd 2017, 12:04 PM 6,426 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, scrum-half Rhys Webb has been recalled after missing most of the November programme through injury.

'We want Sam to concentrate on his game' - Howley on call to change Wales captain
# Play To Wyn
# Play To Wyn

'We want Sam to concentrate on his game' - Howley on call to change Wales captain

Jan 17th 2017, 12:15 PM 6,022 Views 13 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the side for this year’s Six Nations campaign.

Surgery for Warburton after JVDF clash, flanker hopes to return in time for Wales' November Tests
# Cutting It Fine
# Cutting It Fine

Surgery for Warburton after JVDF clash, flanker hopes to return in time for Wales' November Tests

Oct 4th 2016, 1:00 PM 5,735 Views 0 Comments

The Wales captain suffered a fractured cheekbone in the loss to Leinster.

Gatland proud despite series loss to New Zealand
# Warren G
# Warren G

Gatland proud despite series loss to New Zealand

Jun 18th 2016, 5:25 PM 3,172 Views 5 Comments

After suffering a 36-22 loss to New Zealand that sealed their fate in the series, Wales coach Warren Gatland nonetheless expressed pride.

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'
# Open Season
# Open Season

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'

Aug 31st 2015, 3:35 PM 6,059 Views 10 Comments

There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.

Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises
# The Final Cut
# The Final Cut

Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises

Aug 31st 2015, 12:38 PM 16,513 Views 9 Comments

Only two hookers and five locks?

Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification
# Joy Of 6
# Joy Of 6

Scarlets pull clear of Connacht in race for Champions Cup qualification

May 10th 2015, 6:07 PM 7,268 Views 13 Comments

Rhys Priestland kicked 11 points on his last home appearance for Scarlets.

We'll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton's hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport
# Thursday
# Thursday

We'll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton's hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport

Mar 5th 2015, 8:20 PM 12,767 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis has taken to Twitter to allay concerns following his collapse on the pitch against Tottenham.

Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland
# Rice Rice Baby
# Rice Rice Baby

Sam Warburton is hoping this hi-tech icer can help him be fit to face Ireland

Mar 5th 2015, 11:15 AM 7,347 Views 4 Comments

What ever happened to a bag of peas?

One of Wales' key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Recovery
# Recovery

One of Wales' key players looks odds-on to be fit for their Six Nations clash with Ireland

Mar 2nd 2015, 7:39 PM 5,183 Views 3 Comments

The team captain suffered a contusion to his knee during his country’s defeat of France at the weekend.

Wales has been pumped for English visit since Christmas -- Warburton ready burst the 6 Nations open
# Cross The Severn
# Cross The Severn

Wales has been pumped for English visit since Christmas -- Warburton ready burst the 6 Nations open

Feb 6th 2015, 12:05 AM 3,841 Views 2 Comments

The principality can lay down a big World Cup marker if they play half as well as they did on England’s last visit.

Ben Te'o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier
# Big Hit
# Big Hit

Ben Te'o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier

Jan 10th 2015, 8:34 PM 12,429 Views 15 Comments

Leinster fans will be hoping this is a glimpse of things to come.

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

Wales captain Warburton could be clubless as civil war continues

Jul 14th 2014, 11:38 AM 7,979 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old is facing the possibility of having no club side for the start of the season.

Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales

Feb 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 15,888 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men showed signs that they had prepared themselves for the Welsh defensive tactics.

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