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#Lions

# lions - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Munster’s De Allende and Snyman named in Boks squad for Lions warm-up
# Boks Office
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# Boks Office

Munster’s De Allende and Snyman named in Boks squad for Lions warm-up

Jun 5th 2021, 8:14 PM 12,270 Views 29 Comments

Former Ulster No8 Marcell Coetzee misses out on selection.

# lions - Thursday 3 June, 2021

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 6,990 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

# lions - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Connacht backing Bundee Aki to be an 'energy giver' for the Lions
# Voice
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# Voice

Connacht backing Bundee Aki to be an 'energy giver' for the Lions

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:15 AM 3,401 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old says he’s grateful to be able to represent the western province on tour.

# lions - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
# New Era
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# New Era

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'

May 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,181 Views 16 Comments

The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?

# lions - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Erasmus: 'Our big dogs are playing consistently. And they are in top form'
# Dogs Of War
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# Dogs Of War

Erasmus: 'Our big dogs are playing consistently. And they are in top form'

May 29th 2021, 7:36 AM 4,191 Views 0 Comments

The Springboks are also still hopeful of getting fans into games for the Test series.

# lions - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return

May 25th 2021, 1:07 PM 6,953 Views 4 Comments

The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.

# lions - Monday 24 May, 2021

Joseph calls up Japan World Cup heroes for 'huge' Lions and Ireland games
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Joseph calls up Japan World Cup heroes for 'huge' Lions and Ireland games

May 24th 2021, 8:22 AM 9,069 Views 7 Comments

Ex-Munster wing Gerhard van den Heever will be a familiar face.

# lions - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol
# Anxious Wait
From The42
# Anxious Wait

Jack Conan leaves field with head injury and will follow return to play protocol

May 8th 2021, 10:29 PM 11,287 Views 13 Comments

Conan has been named in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to tour South Africa.

# lions - Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

May 6th 2021, 5:38 PM 45,274 Views 26 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
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# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

May 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 101,613 Views 198 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

# lions - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Lions coaches to attend as Ulster and Leicester big guns get last shot
# Scouting
From The42
# Scouting

Lions coaches to attend as Ulster and Leicester big guns get last shot

Apr 29th 2021, 5:24 PM 6,491 Views 11 Comments

Warren Gatland will name his Lions squad next Thursday.

# lions - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,128 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

George North ruled out of Lions tour by knee injury that requires surgery
# Due South
From The42
# Due South

George North ruled out of Lions tour by knee injury that requires surgery

Apr 28th 2021, 10:29 AM 6,894 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old ruptured his ACL at the weekend.

# lions - Saturday 24 April, 2021

North injury leaves Lions hopes in balance
# Not George's Day
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# Not George's Day

North injury leaves Lions hopes in balance

Apr 24th 2021, 9:09 PM 12,438 Views 3 Comments

North injured his knee in today’s Rainbow Cup game with Cardiff.

# lions - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach
# Game Time
From The42
# Game Time

'I haven’t played enough' - O'Mahony feels another Lions tour is out of reach

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 13,807 Views 32 Comments

The Munster captain hopes to feature in Ireland’s tour of the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

# lions - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
# Takes One To Know One
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# Takes One To Know One

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa

Apr 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 8,293 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach was at the helm for the Lions’ last series against the Springboks in 2009.

# lions - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,497 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

# lions - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
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# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,726 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
# Experience
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# Experience

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour

Apr 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,569 Views 28 Comments

The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
# Priorities
From The42
# Priorities

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

Apr 13th 2021, 11:56 AM 9,250 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

Apr 13th 2021, 9:30 AM 22,288 Views 22 Comments

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

# lions - Friday 2 April, 2021

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
From The42
# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,003 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

# lions - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

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 3,122 Views 0 Comments

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

# lions - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'
# Form
From The42
# Form

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

Mar 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,874 Views 8 Comments

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

# lions - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
From The42
# Tour On

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

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,347 Views 32 Comments

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

# lions - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'One or two headaches for Warren' as Irish players put hands up for Lions
# Performance
From The42
# Performance

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

Updated Mar 21st 2021, 9:42 AM 64,227 Views 71 Comments

The series against the Springboks has yet to be confirmed.

# lions - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
# Touring Party
From The42
# Touring Party

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

Mar 6th 2021, 10:25 AM 8,647 Views 14 Comments

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

# lions - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'We all agree that if it can, it should go ahead this year' - Six Nations captains don't want Lions delay
# Lions
From The42
# 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 3,081 Views 0 Comments

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

# lions - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

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 8,499 Views 24 Comments

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

# lions - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Eddie Jones tells England players to conquer Europe and dominate Lions squad
# Pole Position
From The42
# Pole Position

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

Dec 5th 2020, 10:59 PM 9,151 Views 8 Comments

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

# lions - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
From The42
# Out Of The Bubble

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

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,930 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
From The42
# Tourist

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

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,046 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
From The42
# Tourist

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

Oct 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 9,427 Views 4 Comments

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

# lions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

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

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,891 Views 7 Comments

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

# lions - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
# Expansion
From The42
# Expansion

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

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,796 Views 3 Comments

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

# lions - Monday 28 September, 2020

SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
# Derbies
From The42
# Derbies

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

Sep 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,223 Views 4 Comments

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

# lions - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
From The42
# Hard Men Of Rugby

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

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,737 Views 33 Comments

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

# lions - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

'Lockdown has only done him good': Sexton hitting form for Leinster
# Markers
From The42
# Markers

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

Aug 11th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,070 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
From The42
# North V South

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

Aug 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,061 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.

# lions - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
From The42
# Options

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

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,494 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

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