Lions Third Test Review: All square in tense Auckland ‘Decider’

So after all the excitement and anticipation that came before the match that was to decide the series victors, it all ended in something of an anti-climax. A tense 15-15 draw between the All Blacks and the Lions resulted in a tied series, the first since 1955. The reactions between both camps at the end told the story, with neither side unsure of how to … Continue reading Lions Third Test Review: All square in tense Auckland ‘Decider’

Lions Second Test Review: Gutsy Lions level series in Wellington

So it comes down to this. All roads lead back to Auckland, and a seismic clash at Eden Park to decide the series. Having struggled to deal with the All Blacks physicality and speed at the breakdown in the first test, the British and Irish Lions responded in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium with the Lions forwards in particular taking the game to New Zealand, as Warren … Continue reading Lions Second Test Review: Gutsy Lions level series in Wellington

Lions 1st Test Review: All Blacks class above Lions in Auckland

After a feverish build-up amongst supporters and the media, the British and Irish Lions test series against world champions New Zealand began with a bang in Auckland. In one of the most compelling test matches in recent Lions history, the All Blacks produced a commanding performance in running out 30-15 winners against Warren Gatland’s tourists. In a game full of attacking rugby the All Blacks … Continue reading Lions 1st Test Review: All Blacks class above Lions in Auckland

Five ways the Lions can beat New Zealand

With the first test in Auckland’s Eden Park nearly upon us, Warren Gatland’s Lions team are preparing for the ultimate challenge in sport as they look to overcome a New Zealand side who haven’t lost at Eden Park since 1994. After a tough start to life on tour, the Lions have found their feet in recent weeks and will be confident of causing Steve Hansen’s … Continue reading Five ways the Lions can beat New Zealand

Lions watch: Super Rugby Round-up

With just a matter of days now before the British and Irish Lions set off for New Zealand, the spotlight has shone brighter than ever on the New Zealand teams in this year’s Super Rugby competition. Whilst the main focus for supporters will be on the three-match test series against the reigning world champions, the five Super Rugby franchises will be keen to ensure that the Lions … Continue reading Lions watch: Super Rugby Round-up