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#Lions

# lions - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From The42 Lions 'clutching at straws' if Ireland's Chicago win an inspiration, insists Steve Hansen Shots Fired

Lions 'clutching at straws' if Ireland's Chicago win an inspiration, insists Steve Hansen

‘We are going to get a similar game style to what we’ve always got whenever we’ve played a Warren Gatland team’ says the all Blacks coach.

From The42 Lions confidence comes from Ireland downing the All Blacks in Chicago Beatable

Lions confidence comes from Ireland downing the All Blacks in Chicago

Warren Gatland is calling on his players to be culturally prepared to visit New Zealand.

From The42 Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open 10 Shirt

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open

The Lions boss believes Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar will push the Irishman all the way.

# lions - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From The42 'I coached Jared when I was at Waikato and I didn't renew his contract' Small World

'I coached Jared when I was at Waikato and I didn't renew his contract'

Warren Gatland has ended up picking Jared Payne for the Lions a decade after cutting him.

From The42 Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit Doubts

Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit

The Lions boss stated that Murray is suffering with a neck injury.

From The42 Lions leave Hartley disappointed as they opt for 'the right mix of strengths' Left Out

Lions leave Hartley disappointed as they opt for 'the right mix of strengths'

The 31-year-old England captain misses out on touring with the Lions again.

From The42 Payne the bolter, 11 Irish Lions and some big-name omissions Talking Points

Payne the bolter, 11 Irish Lions and some big-name omissions

Warren Gatland has named a 41-man squad to tour New Zealand this summer.

# lions - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From The42 'You just can’t think about it' - Earls not stressing over Lions call One More Day

'You just can’t think about it' - Earls not stressing over Lions call

The 29-year-old was a Lions tourist in 2009 in South Africa.

# lions - Monday 17 April, 2017

From The42 How well do you know your Lions history? Liiions

How well do you know your Lions history?

The touring squad is announced this week.

From The42 Bundee Aki in 'no doubt' Robbie Henshaw will be a Lions starter this summer Best Buds

Bundee Aki in 'no doubt' Robbie Henshaw will be a Lions starter this summer

The Kiwi native expects his former team-mate to be central to Warren Gatland’s plans.

# lions - Friday 14 April, 2017

From The42 Lions to share over €3 million jackpot should they win series in New Zealand Money Money Money

Lions to share over €3 million jackpot should they win series in New Zealand

Each player will earn a significant tour fee, plus a bonus should they win.

# lions - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The42 Sexton: 'The facts and how it's portrayed can be slightly different' Durability

Sexton: 'The facts and how it's portrayed can be slightly different'

Lions boss Warren Gatland has previously questioned the Ireland out-half’s durability.

# lions - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From The42 Ex-Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips to retire from rugby at end of season Calling Time

Ex-Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips to retire from rugby at end of season

The 34-year-old is calling it a day after the current Premiership campaign.

# lions - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From The42 'I think I've put myself in the frame' - O'Brien hoping for Lions call Waiting Game

'I think I've put myself in the frame' - O'Brien hoping for Lions call

The 30-year-old openside was brilliant in Leinster’s win over Wasps last weekend.

# lions - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From The42 New Zealanders keen to 'adopt-a-Lion' for tour Pride

New Zealanders keen to 'adopt-a-Lion' for tour

Irish fans heading down under can take host families up on their generous offer as hotel prices spiral.

# lions - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The42 Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks On The Whistle

Peyper, Garcès and Poite to referee Lions' Tests against All Blacks

World Rugby have also confirmed the match officials for Ireland’s summer tour.

# lions - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From The42 Absorbing Six Nations throws up selection headaches in Gatland's Lions XV You're The Boss

Absorbing Six Nations throws up selection headaches in Gatland's Lions XV

Former Ireland centre Lynne Cantwell and The42′s Murray Kinsella picked their Lions XVs.

From The42 Watch: Quade Cooper handed three-week ban for this high shot in Super Rugby Seeing Red This post contains videos

Watch: Quade Cooper handed three-week ban for this high shot in Super Rugby

The Australia fly-half pleaded guilty to a dangerous tackle on Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

# lions - Friday 17 March, 2017

From The42 Lions fans reckon Rory Best should tour ahead of Dylan Hartley You're The Boss

Lions fans reckon Rory Best should tour ahead of Dylan Hartley

Conor Murray comes as the most selected Irish player on the app.

# lions - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The42 Confidence after a golden 2016, Six Nations title chances and the Lions captaincy The Best New Season

Confidence after a golden 2016, Six Nations title chances and the Lions captaincy

The Ireland captain is gearing up for a major spring.

# lions - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 Dr Eanna Falvey appointed head of the Lions medical team for upcoming tour New Appointment

Dr Eanna Falvey appointed head of the Lions medical team for upcoming tour

The former Irish rugby doctor previously worked with the Lions in 2013.

# lions - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

# lions - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 Gatland declares commitment to Wales despite Super Rugby job offer The Chief

Gatland declares commitment to Wales despite Super Rugby job offer

The Wales and Lions head coach has revealed that he has been approached by the Chiefs.

# lions - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

From The42 Hansen says Lions will be 'ready to rumble' in New Zealand On Tour

Hansen says Lions will be 'ready to rumble' in New Zealand

“In every position they’ve got real depth,” he says.

# lions - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From The42 'Joe is the boss' - Farrell has no say in Ireland's defence coach plans for Japan Lions

'Joe is the boss' - Farrell has no say in Ireland's defence coach plans for Japan

The Englishman has been appointed as Lions defence coach for the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

# lions - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Townsend turns down Lions role to stick with Scotland

The former out-half won’t be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team next summer.

# lions - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership Captaincy

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# lions - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From The42 Gatland: Perform against the All Blacks and I'll put a big tick beside an Irish player's name Scouting Mission

Gatland: Perform against the All Blacks and I'll put a big tick beside an Irish player's name

The Lions head coach admits Ireland players can stake a claim for selection with big performances against the world champions.

# lions - Monday 26 September, 2016

From The42 Purple reigns supreme as the NFC sees a power shift in week 3 Vikings

Purple reigns supreme as the NFC sees a power shift in week 3

There was also a big win for the Philadelphia Eagles last night.

# lions - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

From The42 Six Nations CEO indicates willingness to move from current calendar slot Global Issue

Six Nations CEO indicates willingness to move from current calendar slot

However, John Feehan says it could only be a matter of weeks.

From The42 Taking on the All Blacks is Gatland's greatest coaching challenge Lions

Taking on the All Blacks is Gatland's greatest coaching challenge

It will be fascinating to see how many Irishmen are involved in next year’s tour.

# lions - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 Premiership bosses slam 'ludicrous' Lions schedule Mane Men

Premiership bosses slam 'ludicrous' Lions schedule

There’s concern from clubs about the toll the tour will take on players.

# lions - Thursday 25 August, 2016

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in Tipping The Scales This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

# lions - Monday 22 August, 2016

From The42 Who do you think will be the head coach for the Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017? Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains images

Who do you think will be the head coach for the Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017?

We’re going to find out next month.

# lions - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From The42 Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance Super Rugby

Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance

The Highlanders failed in their bid to set up a second successive Super Rugby final clash with the Hurricanes as they lost to the Lions.

# lions - Saturday 23 July, 2016

From The42 Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders Early Mauling This post contains videos

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders

The south islanders were the first Kiwi side to fall in this weekend’s knock-out stage.

# lions - Sunday 17 July, 2016

From The42 Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires

New Zealand teams have avoided each other and could force an all-Kiwi semi-final stage.

# lions - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 'I think he would be a great candidate' - Jones backs Hartley for Lions captaincy NZ 2017

'I think he would be a great candidate' - Jones backs Hartley for Lions captaincy

Jones believes “at least” 15 England players will feature for the Lions next year in New Zealand.

# lions - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering Comeback Kings

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed with the drop-off in their defence.

# lions - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb Cool Cat

One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb

Or at least that’s how much of a boss the prop looks on this trip to a Joburg wildlife park.