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Wellington's $28m week: Capital prepares to feast on British & Irish Lions tour

Stuff.co.nz - ‎16 hours ago‎
Wellington is bracing for a whirlwind $28 million week when the Barmy Army arrive with dry throats, empty tummies and open wallets to watch the British and Irish Lions take on the All Blacks next year. Tourism bosses predict almost 20,000 rugby fans ...

A day with: Former England and British & Irish Lions star Mark Cueto

Sport360° - ‎May 18, 2016‎
He played his entire 15-year club career at Sale, earned 55 caps for the Red Rose and was part of the Lions tour to New Zealand in 2005.
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World Cup changes could end Joe Schmidt British & Irish Lions hopes

SportsJOE - ‎May 11, 2016‎
The 2019 World Cup pools will now be based on where countries are ranked in May 2017. While it may seem insane to place teams in groups based on world rankings that will be 29 months old, that's the way World Rugby are taking their tea.
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England encounter 'too early' for Wales skipper Sam Warburton

Belfast Telegraph - ‎8 hours ago‎
Jones, who led the 2013 Lions to a third Test win against Australia in Sydney, went off during the second-half at Twickenham when Wales suffered a 25-21 defeat in mid-March.
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Eddie pinning his June hopes on combinations

The Roar - ‎May 23, 2016‎
There will be plenty of experience from the British and Irish Lions series win in 2013, however. Equally strange, England have never played a three-Test series in Australia.

Auckland's looming hotel crisis

New Zealand Herald - ‎22 hours ago‎
A lack of hotel beds in Auckland during major events next year including the British and Irish Lions Tour means visitors will likely be stung by a "spike" in prices, a Government-commissioned report warns.

Getting one's retaliation in first to win?

Barbados Today - ‎22 hours ago‎
The story of the British and Irish Lions' 1974 rugby tour of South Africa is a fascinating one. It was one of the most controversial outings, as 32 amateurs made up of teachers, a doctor, a member of the Royal Air Force, a steelworker, a solicitor, a ...

New rail operator Transdev promises big things, including longer trains

The Dominion Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
It would also investigate putting on more trains for special events, such as next year's British and Irish Lions tour, installing wi-fi on carriages and replacing the recorded loudspeaker announcements with a miked staff member on the platforms ...

Price spike forecast for Auckland hotels

Otago Daily Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
A lack of hotel beds in Auckland during major events next year including the British & Irish Lions rugby tour means visitors will likely be stung by a "spike" in prices, a Government-commissioned report warns.

Adam Jones Selects An Interesting Looking Lions XV

Pundit Arena - ‎May 19, 2016‎
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: Adam Jones of the Lions appeals to the touch judge after a collapsed scrum during game two of the International Test Series between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Etihad Stadium on June 29, ...

Rugby: Old Scouts head coach urges his boys to enjoy Twickenham experience

Northampton Herald and Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
It means that not only do the players get to watch the Aviva Premiership Rugby final up close from the stands but they also get to pose their questions to former England and British and Irish Lions star Moody ahead of going onto the Twickenham pitch ...

Why Bakkies Botha loves Twitter

Sport24 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
And not only because of his die-hard attitude on the field or decorated rugby career, which includes World Cup, British and Irish Lions Tour, Rugby Championship (formerly known as the Tri-Nations), Super Rugby, Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup, European Cup ...
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You won't believe how many exotic animals including lions, zebras and wolves are being kept on private property in ...

Irish Examiner - ‎May 22, 2016‎
This means that as well as inhabiting garden enclosures, exotic wildlife also grazes on the greens of the British countryside, with 412 bison and more than 2,000 wild boar living in private fields, along with a score of zebras.
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Former Wales coach Steve Hansen poised to remain with New Zealand through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

WalesOnline - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Steve Hansen is set to be in charge of the All Blacks' quest for three successive Rugby World Cups in 2019 after initially being reluctant to stay at the New Zealand coaching helm beyond the visit of the 2017 British and Irish Lions. Though no offer ...
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Zoo shoots two lions as man jumps into cage in suicide bid

Irish Independent - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Visitors to the Metropolitan Zoo looked on in horror as staff resorted to using live ammunition when their tranquiliser dart missed the lions and instead hit the intruder. The man, named locally as Franco Luis Ferrada Roman, was carrying a suicide note ...
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"My God, when he hits, he hits hard": Blackadder on All Blacks hopeful Jordan Taufua

The Press - ‎May 21, 2016‎
At 24, Taufua could be someone All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes is a worth having a look ahead of next year's tour by the British and Irish Lions, and the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Dixon is two years older and stands 1.93m, 7cm taller than Taufua.

RUGBY: Taunton Under-12s urged to relish Twickenham experience

Somerset County Gazette - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It means that not only do the players get to watch the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final up close from the stands but they also get to pose their questions to former England and British and Irish Lions star Moody ahead of going onto the Twickenham pitch ...
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Saracens offer blueprint for European success

Ten Eyewitness News - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Former British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan said Saracens "were a collective; a team. They were not capable of that performance in the final two years ago against Toulon, when they were nearer the start of their development phase".
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Adam Jones' Lions XV to face the All Blacks: The seven Welshmen and controversial English duo who make the cut

WalesOnline - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Lions head to New Zealand in a year's time to face the back-to-back World Cup holders in a three-Test series. Sir Clive Woodward's best of British and Irish rugby were on the end of an All Black-wash in 2005, being thrashed in every international.
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Yet another award for a Wallabies legend

Fox Sports - ‎May 11, 2016‎
England breakthrough star Maro Itoje, the Saracens lock, was elected young player of the year, with his club and international colleague Billy Vunipola voted England player of the year.
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