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Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
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# Priorities

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions

9 hours ago 7,721 Views 0 Comments

Farrell will lead Ireland on their tour to the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team
# Lions Lions Lions
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# Lions Lions Lions

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team

11 hours ago 20,267 Views 22 Comments

Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy, and Neil Jenkins have also been appointed.

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
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# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 3,997 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game
# Grow The Game
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# Grow The Game

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game

Mar 31st 2021, 7:36 PM 3,094 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations is back this weekend, the World Cup comes next year, then WXV launches in 2023.

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'
# Form
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# Form

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'

Mar 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,856 Views 8 Comments

Robbie Henshaw delivered another outstanding display as Leinster won the Pro14 last weekend.

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
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# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,329 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions
# Performance
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# Performance

'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions

Updated Mar 21st 2021, 9:42 AM 64,189 Views 71 Comments

The series against the Springboks has yet to be confirmed.

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
# Touring Party
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# Touring Party

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under

Mar 6th 2021, 10:25 AM 8,644 Views 14 Comments

The British and Irish side are due to face the Springboks in the summer.

'We all agree that if it can, it should go ahead this year' - Six Nations captains don't want Lions delay
# Lions
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# Lions

'We all agree that if it can, it should go ahead this year' - Six Nations captains don't want Lions delay

Jan 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 3,066 Views 0 Comments

There is still major uncertainty surrounding this summer’s planned British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,473 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad
# Pole Position
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# Pole Position

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad

Dec 5th 2020, 10:59 PM 9,147 Views 8 Comments

Australian’s words won’t go down well with the Irish players seeking to get on the plane to South Africa.

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
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# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,922 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
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# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,036 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter
# Tourist
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# Tourist

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter

Oct 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 9,422 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old made his return from injury for Leinster last weekend.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,888 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
# Expansion
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# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,793 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
# Derbies
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# Derbies

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition

Sep 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,219 Views 4 Comments

The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
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# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,532 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster
# Markers
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# Markers

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster

Aug 11th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,066 Views 34 Comments

Stuart Lancaster can’t hide his interest in coaching the Lions and his out-half is showing no signs of easing up his chase for a spot on the tour either.

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs
# North V South
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# North V South

Lancaster would relish facing Crusaders after in-depth discussions with Super Rugby champs

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,057 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster senior coach took great interest in finding out how the best team in the southern hemisphere would target the Pro14 champions.

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
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# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,483 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell
# Crystal Ball
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# Crystal Ball

'I'm sure we're going to see a few bolters for all countries' - Farrell

Aug 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,831 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss is embracing the challenge of an uncertain season ahead.

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland
# Gatland
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# Gatland

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland

Jun 12th 2020, 5:48 PM 5,139 Views 6 Comments

Lions coach believes unity can be found.

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered
# Calendar
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# Calendar

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

Jun 8th 2020, 6:31 PM 6,700 Views 4 Comments

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia
# NRL
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# NRL

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia

Jun 4th 2020, 10:08 AM 6,897 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old played in two Tests for the Lions in 2017.

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'
# Bring It On
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# Bring It On

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,919 Views 3 Comments

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice
# PSDT
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# PSDT

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice

May 21st 2020, 9:57 AM 8,694 Views 6 Comments

The 27-year-old is staying with the Stormers and Western Province.

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I really think Ringrose is a strong option' - Picking the 2021 Lions centre pairing

May 7th 2020, 5:09 PM 22,419 Views 53 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly saw the lads choose their midfields and back threes.

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year
# Knowledge
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# Knowledge

Leinster's Lancaster would be an ideal addition for the Lions next year

Apr 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,162 Views 14 Comments

The 50-year-old has enjoyed helping young players like Ryan Baird and Harry Byrne to develop.

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour
# Bright Idea
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# Bright Idea

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

Apr 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,854 Views 6 Comments

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009
# Classic
From The42
# Classic

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

Mar 27th 2020, 2:02 PM 16,732 Views 32 Comments

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win
# Lions
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# Lions

BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win

Mar 24th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,334 Views 5 Comments

The Lions very nearly produced a comeback victory against South Africa in their first Test in 2009.

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'
# Family First
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# Family First

'The kids don't care whether you win, lose or draw. They just want to have the craic'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:38 PM 9,847 Views 14 Comments

Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony on the influence of his father and bouncing back from disappointments.

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
# World Class
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# World Class

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler

Jan 27th 2020, 9:51 AM 9,505 Views 17 Comments

The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks
# Tourists
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# Tourists

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:16 PM 10,286 Views 18 Comments

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
# Gats
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# Gats

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

Oct 27th 2019, 2:04 PM 8,771 Views 30 Comments

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

Gatland set to be named Lions head coach for the third time tomorrow
# Gats
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# Gats

Gatland set to be named Lions head coach for the third time tomorrow

Jun 11th 2019, 10:02 AM 8,044 Views 26 Comments

The 2021 Tour is to South Africa.

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster
# In The Mix
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# In The Mix

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster

May 22nd 2019, 11:24 PM 21,529 Views 19 Comments

The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'
# Munster
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# Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

May 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,376 Views 7 Comments

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season
# Heading North
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# Heading North

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:00 PM 17,158 Views 69 Comments

The 29-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season with his native province.

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