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Why are the British & Irish Lions still considered so important?

Given the year that’s in it, all rugby-related talk invariably revolves around the impending Rugby World Cup, and understandably so. But once the tournament concludes on Halloween night with Paul O’Connell lifting the Webb Ellis Cup (one can dream), and the disappointing performances of one, or more, of the top-tier nations is overanalysed to death, the British media will turn its attentions, with heady excitement, to the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand. 1,438 more words


Brody, Hungerford, Scott Gibbs and the 1993 Lions Tour

Whilst this blog fights for its head and tries to establish what direction it might go in, naturally there maybe a scatter gun approach to stories and it’s through Commander In Chief in 1993 (as written about in my first post) that I’m drawn to remember another occasion from the sporting world of 1993; the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. 2,716 more words

June In Sydney


Our visit to NZ was brilliant. We got to catch up with some great friends while having a nice winter beach break. We went to the coramandel and stayed at Pete’s friend jacqui’s house. 311 more words

Best of the Rest

Nine articles from elsewhere worth having a look at, involving coaching philosophy, referee reviews, rucking, restarts, the Bledisloe Cup, prop forwards, and the possibility of a North American World Cup. 283 more words



I woke up this morning brimming with excitement. First things first – meet the father at a pub for the final Lions test match. We aimed to meet in Paddington at 10.30am, just before kick-off, perfect timing. 252 more words

Lions Tour 2013

From the heat and humidity of Hong Kong, to the balmy, blue skies of sparkling Sydney, the 2013 Lions adventure was a remarkable tour de force. 8 more words