Posts in British & Irish Lions 2017


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The 2017 Lions tour documentary looks epic

Since the iconic 1997 Living with Lions first came out, the post British & Irish Lions tour DVD has become a staple part of every Lions fans post-tour reminiscing. The traditional behind the scenes package for the 2017 edition - LIONS UNCOVERED - is now available for pre-order. MORE »

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Impact of British and Irish Lions Tours

With the Lions tour already feeling like a distant memory, here is a look at how the huge event will have impacted in New Zealand, from a media, fan and financial point of view. As explained, the Lions visiting a country every twelve years supplies a huge economic injection. MORE »

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jordie Barrett's casual booming dropgoal after the halftime whistle

Clips of this kick spread across the net this week following the third and final Test of the All Blacks vs Lions series. The casual way that 20-year-old Jordie Barrett slotted it was very impressive. MORE »

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

So that's how it feels to kiss your sister - Kiwi Tony gutted with how it ended

The All Blacks vs Lions 2017 series is over and we're no closer to knowing the winner, because there wasn't one. Ardent ABs fan Tony is back to give us his thoughts on the anti-climax that was the third Test in Auckland. Like any good tale, there's a [relatively] happy ending. MORE »

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Series drawn as All Blacks and British & Irish Lions decider ends in stalemate

The deciding Lions series match has finished 15-15, meaning that since they were tied at 1-1 going into the game, the series is drawn and we have no winner. Both sides made plenty of errors in a bruising clash in Auckland, but could not be separated come full time. MORE »

Friday, July 07, 2017

That time Sean Maloney got in amongst victorious Lions fans

As we all get excited for the third and final Test of this fascinating British and Irish Lions series, here is a look at what happened when Sean Maloney and Stephen Hoiles watched the second Test in Wellington with Lions fans last weekend. MORE »

Friday, July 07, 2017

New Zealand fan goes on tirade in series decider preview

Our Kiwi friend Tony O'Sullivan (CHOKE - Growing Up Black and Blue) chimes in with his thoughts on the third All Blacks vs Lions Test this weekend. What started out as a good concept soon turned into a one-eyed rant about the previous Test, but we're okay with that. Over to Tony! MORE »

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Three Barrett brothers and two Saveas in All Blacks squad for deciding Test

The All Blacks have named their team to face the British and Irish Lions in the third and deciding Test in Auckland on Saturday. The squad includes two Saveas, and three Barrett's, as young fullback Jordie gets his first Test start. The Lions have named an unchanged team. MORE »

Monday, July 03, 2017

The most controversial moments from All Blacks vs Lions 2nd Test

Last Saturday's test match between the All Blacks and the Lions has certainly provided a heightened level of drama. Conditions were appalling in Wellington and the Lions came from behind to claim an epic, hard-fought victory to level the series 1-1. Almost from the outset, referee Jerome Garces had a very challenging night. Here is a quick look at the most contentious moments from the match. MORE »

Monday, July 03, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams says he 'let his brothers down' after red card and ban

Sonny Bill Williams has said that he let his brothers down following a red card and subsequent four week suspension after the second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Williams will miss the all important decider this coming weekend, as the series is tied at 1-1. MORE »

Monday, July 03, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

The British and Irish Lions achieved a historic 24-21 win over the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday. The Lions scored two tries to zero, as Conor Murray and Taulupe Faletau crossed, after New Zealand were down to 14 men thanks to a dangerous challenge by Sonny Bill Williams. MORE »

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New All Black Ngani Laumape finishes brilliant Hurricanes try against the Lions

Outstanding young Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has been rewarded for his impressive form with a call up to the All Blacks bench for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Laumape finished this excellent try for the Hurricanes on Tuesday. MORE »

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hurricanes and British & Irish Lions play out thrilling draw in Wellington

The Hurricanes fought back twice to draw 31-31 with the British and Irish Lions in a thrilling game of tour rugby earlier today. The Lions had led 23-7 at halftime before the hosts came back into the contest, thanks in part to a yellow card to impressive second rower Ian Henderson. MORE »

Monday, June 26, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Dangerous Davies

Liam Williams has been praised by pundits following his performance at full back for the Lions during the opening test match of the series against the All Blacks. However, there were lots of encouraging individual performances – especially from outside centre. MORE »

Monday, June 26, 2017

All Blacks cruise to victory in bruising first Test with British & Irish Lions

The Lions scored one of the best tries ever seen against the All Blacks, but the hosts were too good at Eden Park and took the first Test fairly comfortably in the end, winning 30-15. MORE »

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

British & Irish Lions thump the Chiefs with commanding performance

The Lions recorded their most impressive victory of the tour so far as they beat the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton on Tuesday. Jack Nowell scored twice as the tourists grabbed another warmup win ahead of the first Test against the All Blacks. MORE »

Monday, June 19, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Ben Te’o the unlikely hero

Ireland and Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony was voted man of the match by the Sky Sports poll for the win against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, however England’s Ben Te’o also deserves credit for his direct running and strong carries at inside centre. MORE »

Sunday, June 18, 2017

British and Irish Lions bounce back against Maori All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions bounced back from defeat to the Highlanders by putting in a strong performance for a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks a week out from the first Test. A penalty try and Maro Itoje score helped them to the win. MORE »

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Highlanders inflict second tour defeat for British and Irish Lions in Dunedin

The British and Irish Lions slipped to their second defeat in four matches after a late penalty from Marty Banks secured a narrow 23-22 victory in Dunedin. MORE »

Sunday, June 11, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Conor Murray in driving spot for No 9 shirt

Owen Farrell was voted man of the match by the Sky Sports poll after his flawless kicking display against the Crusaders on Saturday, but his half back partner, Conor Murray deserves recognition for his all-round performance. MORE »

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