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Jones wants 15 England players on Lions tour

ESPN - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Eddie Jones has urged his England players to dominate next year's British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Jones, who led England to a grand slam in his first Six Nations at the helm, has ruled himself out of leading the Lions against the All Blacks.
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Loss-making New Zealand eye British and Irish Lions cash boost

SkySports - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour will crucial to New Zealand Rugby's finances, underpinning a five-year plan to break even by 2020.

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ESPN - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
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Ten games that defined the 2013 Lions

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The British & Irish Lions claimed their first Test series victory for 16 years as they secured a 2-1 series triumph over Australia with victory in the final Test of a demanding and turbulent ten-match tour.
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'If you dare to dream, it turns into a nightmare'

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
In 2001, the British & Irish Lions were 1-0 up, but lost the next two against Australia. In 2005 he was spear-tackled out of the series against the All Blacks during the first Test, but the Lions lost 3-0.
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Delve targets Lions place

ESPN - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Melbourne Rebels No. 8 Gareth Delve has targeted a place on the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia despite not having played for Wales since the 2010 Six Nations.
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Lions Watch: Team of the Week

ESPN - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
With the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect PRO12 and Top 14 campaigns in full swing, the countdown to the eagerly-awaited British & Irish Lions tour to Australia is well and truly on. As we all tick off the days until the team depart Down Under, ESPNscrum ...

Twelvetrees called up to Lions

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Billy Twelvetrees has been called up to the British & Irish Lions squad as injury cover, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
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Boys from the Bush get their shot at Lions

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
But on Tuesday night, all the attention will switch to the Hunter Stadium where Combined Country will take on the British & Irish Lions. It is a team constituting of players representing both Queensland and the New South Wales, it is a side focused on ...

Ruck Stars aim to have the rugby world singing

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A band called the Ruck Stars have issued a single called The Voice of a Thousand Men to coincide with the British & Irish Lions tour. The only mitigating factor we can see is that proceeds from the record will go to the charity The Wooden Spoon. If you ...
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Lions suffer Tommy Bowe injury blow

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The British & Irish Lions look set to lose their third player in just two days with winger Tommy Bowe poised to be ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a hand injury.
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Embarking on the 'epic journey'

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
... toothbrushes - due to the horrendous exchange rate for us Brits, I am starting to count the pennies now; money spent on a toothbrush could potentially go towards a single grape - I am ready to embark on what promises to be 40 days of British ...

Bedford Blues have reason to be proud

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Championship side Bedford Blues will surely have a close eye on the British & Irish Lions' first Test showdown with Australia on Saturday having played a key role in the development of players from both sides.
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Farrell expecting formidable Baabaas side

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
British & Irish Lions coach Andy Farrell is anticipating a more impressive showing from the Barbarians on Saturday than they managed against England last weekend.

'It was like a war zone out there'

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Unlike the crop of 2013, four years ago the British & Irish Lions went into the first Test in Durban against the Springboks unbeaten.
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Moore: Manu Tuilagi is a 'prat' for prank

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Former British & Irish Lions hooker Brian Moore has described Manu Tuilagi as a "prat" after he played a prank on Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday.
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Lions weren't good enough says blunt Henry

ESPN - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Reflecting on his team's 3-0 series defeat of the Lions, the eighth win in nine series since 1930 and the third clean sweep, a blunt Henry said there was a difference in standard between the two teams which no amount of passion from the Lions players ...
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O'Connor retains fly-half role

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
James O'Connor has retained his place at five-eighth for the Wallabies' must-win second Test against the British & Irish Lions on Saturday night. In the only injury-enforced changes to the backline, Kurtley Beale has replaced Berrick Barnes (head knock ...
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Israul Folau shines on Wallabies debut

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Is there anything Israel Folau can't do? Ok, best not to mention AFL. But the code-hopper silenced any remaining doubters about his rugby potential with his two-try heroics for the Wallabies in the first Tom Richards Cup Test against the British ...
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Proud Macqueen says farewell

ESPN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Australia's 29-23 win gave the Wallabies a 2-1 series victory, their first over the Lions in over 100 years. And it was the perfect ending that Macqueen deserved after taking over as Wallaby coach four years ago.
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