Posts in British & Irish Lions 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

British & Irish Lions thump the Chiefs with commanding performance

The Lions recorded their most impressive victory of the tour so far as they beat the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton on Tuesday. Jack Nowell scored twice as the tourists grabbed another warmup win ahead of the first Test against the All Blacks. MORE »

Monday, June 19, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Ben Te’o the unlikely hero

Ireland and Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony was voted man of the match by the Sky Sports poll for the win against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, however England’s Ben Te’o also deserves credit for his direct running and strong carries at inside centre. MORE »

Sunday, June 18, 2017

British and Irish Lions bounce back against Maori All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions bounced back from defeat to the Highlanders by putting in a strong performance for a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks a week out from the first Test. A penalty try and Maro Itoje score helped them to the win. MORE »

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Highlanders inflict second tour defeat for British and Irish Lions in Dunedin

The British and Irish Lions slipped to their second defeat in four matches after a late penalty from Marty Banks secured a narrow 23-22 victory in Dunedin. MORE »

Sunday, June 11, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Conor Murray in driving spot for No 9 shirt

Owen Farrell was voted man of the match by the Sky Sports poll after his flawless kicking display against the Crusaders on Saturday, but his half back partner, Conor Murray deserves recognition for his all-round performance. MORE »

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

British and Irish Lions outclassed as silky Blues inflict first tour defeat

After a sluggish start to their tour in New Zealand, only narrowly beating the underdog New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, the British and Irish Lions slumped to their first defeat as they were undone by the Auckland Blues at Eden Park. MORE »

Sunday, June 04, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Kyle Sinckler impresses despite disappointing tour opener

The Lions made a stuttering start to their tour of New Zealand with a 13-7 victory against a Provincial Barbarians side largely made up from players competing for Super Rugby contracts. But one player who deserves more praise for his performance is Lions tight head prop Kyle Sinckler. MORE »

Friday, June 02, 2017

British and Irish Lions must prepare for All Blacks aerial threat

It's business time as the Lions are in New Zealand ahead of their first match against the NZ Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, but one area the wingers may need to work on throughout the midweek matches is defending cross field kicks. MORE »

Thursday, June 01, 2017

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and British and Irish Lions teams named

The British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand kicks off on Saturday as they take on a fired up New Zealand Provincial Barbarians side that happens to feature coach Warren Gatland's son. Both teams have now been picked, ahead of the clash in Whangarei. MORE »

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