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Super Rugby Permutations

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The exact make-up of the 2017 Super Rugby quarter-finals will be decided this weekend.   The Lions and Crusaders will battle it out for the top spot with the Lions facing the Sharks, who they almost...

Ben Smith suffering from vertigo, not concussion

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen delivered a medical update for his team’s vice-captain which was positive, having been cleared of any concussion concerns.   Testing over the last week has revealed...

Ref alert - Clive Woodward says Frenchman will help whistle up Lions series win over All Blacks

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Third test referee Romain Poite gives the Lions a "big advantage" in the Eden Park series decider according to Clive Woodward.Writing for the Daily Mail , Woodward said the Lions must reduce their penalty...

All Blacks: How the Lions are able to control the pace of the game

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Any wonder the Lions have concerns about their ill-discipline. Ten penalties within kicking range in Wellington could easily be interpreted as cynical infringing. And with Romain Poite, the French referee...

Guest Blogger: Sam Warburton & The Lions

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Guest blogger Dan from the Cardiff Blues Blog writes about Sam Warburton & the Lions.   The British and Irish Lions secured an historic win over New Zealand in the second test on...

All Blacks: Beauden Barrett is not a poor goal kicker

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

The Lions would love to believe that the All Blacks have a problem with their goalkicking. They would love to think that Beauden Barrett is coming to Eden Park a bag of nerves, plagued by demons and ready...

Quirky Lions tour and America's Cup memorabilia surface on Trade Me

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Quirky bits of memorabilia have sprung up online as Lions tour and America's Cup fever grips the nation.The Lions series will go to a decider this weekend at Eden Park, and Auckland is also gearing up...

All Blacks focused on sharpening their attack

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Warren Gatland got it half right when he claimed the All Blacks have failed to stretch the Lions in this series. It may also be a comment he lives to regret. Why would you further poke the bear? Of all...

Punters flogging Lions tickets outside stadiums are breaking the law

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Crafty punters seeking to make a quick buck off the back of the Lions tour are scalping tickets outside the ground before games - and breaking the law in the process.The tour reaches a crescendo this weekend...

All Blacks: Who will start in the midfield against the Lions?

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Two weeks ago Ryan Crotty and Sonny Bill Williams were the starting All Blacks midfield against the Lions. When the All Blacks return to Eden Park on Saturday neither of the two will be there.Crotty suffered...