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# third-test - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks
# Everyone's A Winner
# Everyone's A Winner

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks

Jul 8th 2017, 11:49 AM 26,963 Views 28 Comments

The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.

# third-test - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand
# Sob
# Sob

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand

Jul 6th 2017, 10:13 PM 15,709 Views 9 Comments

All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'
# Chance
# Chance

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'

Jul 6th 2017, 8:04 AM 6,532 Views 3 Comments

Warren Gatland wants his Lions squad to seize their shot at history.

# third-test - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea
# Fresh Faces
# Fresh Faces

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea

Jul 5th 2017, 6:06 PM 14,623 Views 26 Comments

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

# third-test - Monday 3 July, 2017

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear

Jul 3rd 2017, 10:00 PM 13,597 Views 9 Comments

The Lions’ tighthead’s family arrived for last weekend’s memorable win in Wellington.

# third-test - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions
# Cleared
# Cleared

'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:05 PM 15,456 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland openside will now prepare to perform on the biggest stage for the Lions.

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension
# Banned
# Banned

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:51 AM 20,607 Views 27 Comments

The All Blacks centre paid the price for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Watson.

# third-test - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs
# All On The Line
# All On The Line

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

Jun 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,400 Views 5 Comments

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# third-test - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Harrison starts for England as Cheika shakes up Wallabies XV
# Third Test
# Third Test

Harrison starts for England as Cheika shakes up Wallabies XV

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:55 AM 4,100 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones is ruthlessly going after a series whitewash.

# third-test - Monday 8 July, 2013

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.

# third-test - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour
Live Jul 6th 2013, 1:05 PM

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

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.

# third-test - 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 5,463 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.”

"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.

# third-test - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig
# Third Test
# Third Test

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig

Jul 4th 2013, 9:37 AM 5,584 Views 12 Comments

The Lions centre has been talking Brian O’Driscoll, Jonathan Davies and playing with his favourite band.

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.

# third-test - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing
# Legend Laments
# Legend Laments

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:34 PM 31,934 Views 84 Comments

“I think the concept and the ethos of the Lions is beginning to slip and that worries me very much,” admitted the former captain.

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:47 PM 8,419 Views 34 Comments

Andy Howell stoked the flames of injustice over Brian O’Driscoll’s axing by declaring two more Welshmen should start in Sydney.

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys
# Bod Shock
# Bod Shock

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:29 AM 13,345 Views 53 Comments

The Lions coach has given Australia a huge psychological boost ahead of the Third Test on Saturday.

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test
# Team News
# Team News

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test

Jul 3rd 2013, 3:53 AM 38,354 Views 224 Comments

The legendary centre’s Lions career is over as head coach Warren Gatland makes six changes.

# third-test - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:10 PM 3,385 Views 7 Comments

Jeremy Guscott’s drop goal in the closing stages of the Second Test stunned the world champion Springboks.

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric
# Sevens Up
# Sevens Up

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:01 PM 8,638 Views 15 Comments

Warren Gatland will name his starting Xv for the Third Test in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'
# Mad Dog
# Mad Dog

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:40 AM 2,759 Views 11 Comments

“It’s water under the bridge now,” said tour manager Andy Irvine. “Move on.”

# third-test - Monday 1 July, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet
# Hurting
# Hurting

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet

Jul 1st 2013, 2:12 PM 3,920 Views 1 Comment

The man expected to lead the Lions this weekend wants one more gigantic effort from this teammates.

# third-test - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: Bringing Paddy Wallace in was Ireland's first mistake of many
# Third Test
# Third Test

Opinion: Bringing Paddy Wallace in was Ireland's first mistake of many

Jun 24th 2012, 2:57 PM 1,758 Views 5 Comments

Former Leinster player Emmet O’Rafferty on the many talking points arising from Ireland’s record defeat to New Zealand.

# third-test - Saturday 23 June, 2012

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney
# Third Test
# Third Test

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:09 PM 6,281 Views 23 Comments

The embattled coach bristled at the suggestion he may step down after today’s 60 – 0 defeat.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test
Live Jun 23rd 2012, 8:01 AM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

# third-test - Friday 22 June, 2012

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
# Third Test
# Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 3,028 Views 14 Comments

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach
# Talisman
# Talisman

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach

Jun 22nd 2012, 8:46 AM 5,775 Views 1 Comment

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

# third-test - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach
# Chariot
# Chariot

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

Jun 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 374 Views 0 Comments

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Jun 21st 2012, 10:00 AM 3,934 Views 0 Comments

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

Earls back on the left wing as Kidney names strong side for Third Test
# Final Fling
# Final Fling

Earls back on the left wing as Kidney names strong side for Third Test

Jun 21st 2012, 1:38 AM 3,815 Views 22 Comments

The Munster man returns from a shoulder injury to face the All Blacks and is joined in the Irish backline by Paddy Wallace.

# third-test - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'
# Last Call
# Last Call

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'

Jun 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 7,969 Views 10 Comments

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

Jun 20th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,767 Views 11 Comments

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# third-test - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown
# Dunkin'
# Dunkin'

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Jun 19th 2012, 9:37 AM 5,102 Views 11 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

# third-test - Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

Jun 18th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,897 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.