Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test

Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test

By Tom Hiscott
The All Blacks have gone 1-0 up in their series with the British and Irish Lions following a 30-15 victory at Eden Park in Auckland...
Lions 2017: O'Mahony gets skipper nod for opening Test versus All Blacks; North left out

Lions 2017: O'Mahony gets skipper nod for opening Test versus All Blacks; North left out

By Neil Leverett
The Munster back-row man is preferred to both Sam Warburton and Maro Itoje who are left on the bench, as Warren Gatland names his starting XV for the opening test versus the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday....
Chiefs 6-34 Lions: Nowell double leads Lions to superior win

Chiefs 6-34 Lions: Nowell double leads Lions to superior win

By Neil Leverett
Two tries from Jack Nowell helped Warren Gatland's men thump the Chiefs in their final tour game before Saturday's opening test, at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton....
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Maori All Blacks 10-32 Lions: Rampant Lions too strong for hosts

A tour-de force from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny and a second half penalty try and a score from Maro Itoje, saw the British and Irish Lions begin their finals preparations for next Saturday's opening test versus New Zealand with a dominant 32-10 win at the Rotorua International Stadium against the NZ Maori. Welsh full-back Halfpenny kicked six penalties and a conversion in favourable conditions for the tourists, as the the Lions look ahead to Tuesday's final warm-up game versus the Chiefs.  Pre-game, Warren Gatland was dealt another injury blow with the news Welsh flanker Ross Moriarty was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with ongoing nerve damage. With the Lions set to call up four more from Gatland's own international set-up in Tomas Francis, Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill and Gareth Davies, places were at stake ahead of the the final warm-up game in Hamilton on Tuesday.  Lions roaring tempo Fresh from defeat versus the Highlanders in mid-week, the...
Late Solomona try helps England edge out Argentina in thriller

Late Solomona try helps England edge out Argentina in thriller ByTom Hiscott

Denny Solomona crossed for a sensational try in the final moments as England came from behind to defeat Argentina 38-34 in San Juan...
Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title

Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title ByTom Hiscott

Scotland came from behind to defeat England 12-7 in the London Sevens final at Twickenham...
Super Rugby week 11 recap: Highlanders pull off improbable late salvo in Bloemfontein as Kiwis all win again

Super Rugby week 11 recap: Highlanders pull off improbable late salvo in Bloemfontein as Kiwis all win again

By Tom Hiscott
It was another strong week for the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises who won all of their games, while the Australians each lost once more...
Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein

Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein

By Tom Hiscott
The Crusaders continue to set the pace atop the Super Rugby standings following their ninth consecutive win...
Super Rugby week nine recap: Australian franchises continue to toil as Kings stun Tahs in Sydney

Super Rugby week nine recap: Australian franchises continue to toil as Kings stun Tahs in Sydney

By Tom Hiscott
The four Kiwi sides all claimed week nine victories, but it wasn't as good a story for the Australian franchises, with all four teams failing to register a win...
Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in England squad to tour Argentina

Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in England squad to tour Argentina ByTom Hiscott

Rugby League convert Denny Solomona is among the uncapped players to be selected by Eddie Jones...
Warburton to lead British & Irish Lions once again as Warren Gatland unveils 2017 squad

Warburton to lead British & Irish Lions once again as Warren Gatland unveils 2017 squad ByTom Hiscott

Sam Warburton will skipper the British and Irish Lions on their tour to New Zealand this Summer...
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