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#lions 2017

# lions-2017 - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From The42 2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby Ka-ching

2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby

All 10 matches across last summer’s tour were virtually sold out.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From The42 O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for' Honest Reflection

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'

In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon Made To Last

Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon

Trophy-less since his return from Paris, the out-half is hoping to make his presence felt with Leinster this season.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 Johnny Sexton played Lions series decider with a broken wrist Warrior

Johnny Sexton played Lions series decider with a broken wrist

The Leinster man also injured his ankle in the same game, but played through the pain.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From The42 The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge Mane Man This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge

The countdown to South Africa starts here, doesn’t it?

# lions-2017 - Monday 10 July, 2017

From The42 Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand Concerns

Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand

The Leinster pair will know more after scans on Monday in Auckland.

# lions-2017 - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From The42 Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season Wexford's Finest

Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season

The 24-year-old established himself as Leinster, Ireland and Lions tighthead.

From The42 Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand? Overview

Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand?

Jonathan Davies and Conor Murray were the pick of the backs for us.

From The42 Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand? Review

Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand?

We’ve taken a look back at each player’s performance on the tour.

From The42 Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series Epic

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.

From The42 Lions feel they would have won series with an extra week's prep Future Plans

Lions feel they would have won series with an extra week's prep

Tour manager John Spencer says the signs for the future are positive.

# lions-2017 - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Lions players' player of the tour Davies caps off terrific season Fox

Lions players' player of the tour Davies caps off terrific season

Six weeks on from lifting the Pro12 title, the Welsh centre has been voted Player of the Tour by his fellow Lions.

From The42 Jordie Barrett smashed a 40m drop goal as he jogged off at half time, for the craic Skillz This post contains videos
From The42 Warren Gatland showed up to his post-match press conference wearing a clown nose Gats Entertainment This post contains videos

Warren Gatland showed up to his post-match press conference wearing a clown nose

Lions coach has the last laugh after series draw.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction in New Zealand to the Lions' second-ever drawn series The Rugby Show This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction in New Zealand to the Lions' second-ever drawn series

The 1955 tour of South Africa was the only other drawn Lions series in history.

From The42 The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series Ref Justice This post contains videos

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

After 62 years, we were probably due a tied Lions series

Here’s a very brief history of Lions Test draws after this morning gave us just the second ever shared series.

From The42 Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks Everyone's A Winner

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks

The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.

From The42 'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series Spoils Shared

'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series

Kieran Read said he felt ‘pretty hollow’ on the occasion of his 100th All Black cap.

From The42 Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test Reaction

Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test

A draw left nobody except the people behind the Lions happy.

# lions-2017 - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Raising All Blacks: From the NZ coast, via Meath, Kevin Barrett's three boys ready for the Lions The Barretts

Raising All Blacks: From the NZ coast, via Meath, Kevin Barrett's three boys ready for the Lions

Beauden, Scott, and Jordie Barrett are all part of the All Blacks squad for tomorrow’s decisive Test against the Lions.

From The42 Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain Special K

Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain

Nine years since he made his All Black debut and took on Munster in Thomond Park, Read is the calm voice guiding New Zealand into a pressure-filled third Test.

From The42 'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit Bury The Hatchet

'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit

Hard, but not the hardest hit the 23-year-old has suffered.

From The42 Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider? Weight Of History This post contains a poll

Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider?

Will the Irish contingent in Gatty’s side be celebrating tomorrow morning?

From The42 Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

From The42 This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks Lion Killers

This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks

Steve Hansen appreciates that the final Lions Test will tell us more about the All Blacks.

# lions-2017 - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From The42 Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions Confidence

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions

Warren Gatland believes his unchanged 23 have more to give in the final Test.

From The42 'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand Sob

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand

All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.

From The42 'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat' Kicking On

'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat'

Jonny Sexton insists the Lions are tuned in for Saturday’s crucial third Test.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns Lions 2017 This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns

Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey preview one of the biggest tests in recent Lions’ history.

From The42 'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy' Chance

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'

Warren Gatland wants his Lions squad to seize their shot at history.

From The42 Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together Barrett Bros

Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together

20-year-old Jordie Barrett makes his first All Blacks start alongside his brother.

# lions-2017 - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From The42 Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test Same Again

Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test

The Lions coach sticks with the side that triumphed in Wellington.

From The42 Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea Fresh Faces

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

From The42 The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand' Mane Man

The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand'

Eddie O’Sullivan joined us to look ahead to the tour decider.

From The42 A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett Rookie

A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett

The Lions reckon Steve Hansen will pick the Hurricanes man at fullback.

From The42 Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming Doubt

Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming

The Lions are expecting Jordie Barrett to start at fullback for the All Blacks.

# lions-2017 - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From The42 'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong Front Row Union

'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong

The Saracens and England hooker has been excellent for the Lions.

From The42 Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown Down Time

Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown

Warren Gatland’s men are enjoying two days off in Queenstown ahead of the final Test.

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