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Monday, February 04, 2013

HSBC Lions Monthly - Episode 2

  

Last month we featured the first in a series that will lead up to what is arguably the most anticipated rugby event of the year, the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia.

Each month HSBC will be bringing you updates and features as the excitement builds ahead of what some are calling a must win tour for the Lions, having not won a series since 1997.

In this month's Lions Monthly: 

- Warren Gatland interview in Australia following the Lions Coaching Team announcement
- Former Wallaby utility back Joe Roff reminiscing about the 2001 Lions tour
- Behind-the-scenes Total Rugby chat with Brian O’Driscoll, including some Gavin Henson 'secrets'
- Jason Robinson teaching young people from the Prince’s Trust the benefits of playing rugby

Has your ideal Lions XV selection changed following the opening round of the Six Nations?

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Inaugural HSBC Lions Monthly - Episode 1

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Greased-up Deaf Guy February 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Depending on injuries, I'd go with;

1 - Healy
2 - Best
3 - Cole
4 - Launchbury
5 - Gray
6 - Ferris/Lydiate
7 - Armitage
8 - Faletau/Heaslip
9 - Phillips
10 - Sexton
11 - North
12 - O'Driscoll (C)
13 - Tuilagi
14 - Bowe
15 - Kearney

16 - Hartley
17 - Jenkins
18 - Jones
19 - Wyn Jones
20 - Warburton/Robshaw
21 - Care
22 - Farrell
23 - Halfpenny

I'd like to see Croft get some more game time and Lawes to start a few. O'Brien is another I'd like to see continue his current form! Banging first round of the Six Nations!

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Jimothy February 05, 2013 8:14 pm

Hmmmm, when Garland talks about an inform 34 35 yr old could he be talking about BoD?

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rugby08 February 06, 2013 1:27 pm

I'm getting really sick and tired of hearing about the Lions

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stroudos February 06, 2013 5:03 pm

How cool is Brian O'Driscoll? His little chats in that car have been easily the best parts of both of these Lions Monthly videos so far.

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Frenchrugbyplayer February 07, 2013 11:25 pm

I' m French but really interested in the Lions Tours.

Here is the 45 men squad I'd pick :

Props :
Left : Cian Healy, Andrew Sheridan, Joe Marler
Right : Mike Ross, Dan Cole, Adam Jones

Locks :
Geoff Parling, Courtney Lawes, Ricchie Gray, Nathan Hines, Ian Evans, Luke Charteris

Flankers :
Chris Robshaw, Stephon Armitage, Sean O'Brien, Stephen Ferris, Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate

N°8 :
Ben Morgan, Jamie Heaslip, Toby Faletau (or Johnny Beattie)

Scrumhalf :
Dany Care, Connor Murray, Craig Laidlaw

Flyhalf :
Johnny Sexton, James Hook, Owen Farrel

Winger :
Chris Ashton, Delon Armitage, Alex Cuthbert, George North, Tim Visser, Tommy Bowe

Center :
Manu Tuilagi, Billy Twelvetrees Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'arcy

Back : Rob Kearney, Lee Byrne, Alex Goode

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the case February 12, 2013 6:38 am

my 45 man squad has alot of similarities but a few changes,

looseheads: Healy, Jenkins, Marler
hookers: Hibbard, Best, Hartley
Tighthead: Cole, Ross, Jones
locks: Gray, Parling, Ryan, Launchbury, AW Jones
Flanks: Robshaw, Armitage, R Jones, Lydiate, Brown, Warburton
number 8: Faletau, Easter, Heaslip

scrumhalf: Laidlaw, Youngs, Phillips
FlyHalf: Farrell, Wilkinson, Sexton
Centres: Tuilagi, BOD, twelvetrees, Roberts, Lamont, Barrit
Wingers: Maitland, Visser, North, Zebo, Ashton, Bowe
Fullback: Halfpenney, Byrne, Kearney, Goode

the order their listed in is their order on the depth chart

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