Kick off - 8:35am (Irish time), Saturday 1st July. After last week's heartache, you don't need to go to TMO to see how clear and obvious the All Blacks' intent is in terms of winning this series. However, do we need to check to see if there is any reason why the Lions can't go … Continue reading All Blacks v Lions: 2nd Test preview
All Blacks 30 - 15 Lions Lessons learned? I hope the issues are identified and lessons are well and truly learned after the Lions taste first test defeat against All Blacks. The All Blacks have extended their Eden Park record to 38 wins, no defeats, since 1994! This match started very well for the Lions … Continue reading All Blacks v Lions: First Test post match review
So, after a lot of ups and downs for the Lions over the past few weeks, we've finally got to the main event, the Test matches against the mighty All Blacks! I won't go through those ups and downs in too much detail, that was outlined more in my previous report 'Maori All Blacks v … Continue reading All Blacks v Lions – First Test preview
Here is your Lions team to face the All Blacks this Saturday (KO 8:35am Irish time, Sky Sports 1): Some big calls in there. Firstly, it's great to see Peter O'Mahony captain the side for the first test. He will no doubt do us all proud and deliver the goods, while Warburton's leadership will surely … Continue reading Lions team to face the All Blacks announced!
This was more like it. 10,32 to the Lions!! Like what we mentioned in our match preview, the Lions needed a comprehensive, convincing win to get back on track and to focus the squad. And that's just what they did. There are some players from today's 23 that have played themselves into the first All … Continue reading Maori All Blacks v Lions post match report
The Lions have entered the lion's den and have had ups and downs for almost two weeks now. And by lion's den I mean of course the home of the most ferocious, fanatical and famous rugby nation in the world, New Zealand!! We (the Lions, albeit I'm just merely a mortal supporter) kicked off the … Continue reading Maori All Blacks v B&I Lions preview
Below are the senior men's international fixtures and results for 2017/18. Check out our Preview and Review pages for full analysis of each game. Fixtures and analysis of the women's / U20's / 7's will be included in the future! Date Time (Local) Competition Home Score Away Sat 10 Jun 17:00 Summer Tour United States … Continue reading Upcoming Irish Rugby fixtures
Below is how the 5 pools look for the upcoming Champions Cup competition: First of all, Leinster has been drawn the exact same opponents in their pool as the 2011/12 season. Lets just hope that this is a good omen of how this season will end in terms of who tops that group, and who … Continue reading Thoughts on the 2017/18 Champions Cup pools!
Connacht Rugby have been included in Pool 5 and will face the following teams in the upcoming 2017/18 Challenge Cup season: Brive Worcester Oyonnax Below is how all 5 pools look: Some interesting pools in there, reigning champions SF Paris and Gloucester should feel happy enough and should progress to the knockout stages by topping … Continue reading Initial thoughts on Connacht’s Challenge Cup pool for the 2017/18 season!