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Rugby: Coach Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edge - New Zealand Herald

Rugby: Coach Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edgeNew Zealand HeraldLions coach Warren Gatland has highlighted goal-kicking as a major issue going into the test series against the All Blacks. While the All Blacks are struggling in that department, the 41-man Lions squad will include a clutch of ace marksmen led by Owen ...and more »

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch - News & Star;

Lack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon Bulloch - News & Star

News & StarLack of influence cost Scotland players in Lions selection - Gordon BullochNews & StarFormer Scotland and Lions hooker Gordon Bulloch felt his countrymen's sparse representation in Warren Gatland's squad was somewhat predictable given the lack of influence among selectors. Only Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour have made the British ...and more »

The Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions Squad - Balls.ie;

The Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions Squad - Balls.ie

Balls.ieThe Incredible Stat Which Shows How Badly Scottish Players Have Been Snubbed In Latest Lions SquadBalls.ieAfter months of pundits being asked to pick a Lions squad, the question will now be slightly different: pick a starting test side from the 41 players chosen in Warren Gatland's squad today. It will narrow focus somewhat, so no longer will we have any ...and more »

Warburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, Launchbury - The Province;

Warburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, Launchbury - The Province

The ProvinceWarburton to captain Lions; no place for Hartley, LaunchburyThe ProvinceBritish & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, right, and tour captain Sam Warburton, pose for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017. The Lions will tour tour New Zealand this ...and more »

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times;

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times

Irish TimesWarren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh biasIrish TimesIn Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar, aside from all their kicking, passing, running and tackling qualities, the Lions coaches have picked three uber competitive, narky figures who will all strive to be the first-choice out-halves come the ...and more »

'I was in the supermarket carpark!' Sam Warburton shares brilliant story on being named Lions skipper again - TVNZ

'I was in the supermarket carpark!' Sam Warburton shares brilliant story on being named Lions skipper againTVNZSam Warburton was in a supermarket car park, waiting for his wife to bring back the bread and milk, when British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland called to ask how he would feel about captaining the side again. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time ...and more »

The Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captain - WalesOnline;

The Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captain - WalesOnline

WalesOnlineThe Warren Gatland Lions Q&A: The selection choices I agonised over and why Warburton had to be my captainWalesOnlineWarren Gatland addressed the media to discuss his 41-man British and Irish Lions squad selection. Here's the full Q&A of his press conference. Read More. British and Irish Lions special podcast - experts from all four countries analyse Warren Gatland's ...and more »

Lions: Former England captain can feel Hartley's pain - New Zealand Herald

Lions: Former England captain can feel Hartley's painNew Zealand HeraldEngland's Dylan Hartley reacts during a test against the All Blacks. He's been left out of the Lions tour squad to NZ. Photo / AP. As a previous England captain overlooked by the British and Irish Lions, Steve Borthwick can feel Dylan Hartley's pain ...and more »

BT Sport's map of Ireland was missing quite a lot of counties… - Kildare Nationalist;

BT Sport's map of Ireland was missing quite a lot of counties… - Kildare Nationalist

Kildare NationalistBT Sport's map of Ireland was missing quite a lot of counties…Kildare NationalistThe IRFU took to Twitter to call out BT Sport for a geographical error on their Lions graphics today, writes Stephen Barry. The broadcaster was crunching the numbers on the country-by-country breakdown of Lions call-ups, but managed to get their maps ...and more »

Choir practice will help British and Irish Lions prepare for tour of New Zealand - News Shopper;

Choir practice will help British and Irish Lions prepare for tour of New Zealand - News Shopper

News ShopperChoir practice will help British and Irish Lions prepare for tour of New ZealandNews ShopperBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will have his players watching films and taking part in choir practice to prepare them culturally for this summer's tour to New Zealand. The 41-man Lions squad, captained by Sam Warburton, was announced ...and more »

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck - SBS;

Lions need everything to go right, and then some luck - SBS

SBSLions need everything to go right, and then some luckSBSLONDON (Reuters) - When coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday that the British and Irish Lions face the toughest task in rugby when they play New Zealand this year, he was not exaggerating. Source: Reuters. 20 Apr 2017 - 2:28 AM UPDATED 1 ...and more »

Warren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squad - Laois Nationalist;

Warren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squad - Laois Nationalist

Laois NationalistWarren Gatland: Garry Ringrose and Donnacha Ryan unlucky to miss out on Lions squadLaois NationalistLions head coach Warren Gatland believes Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton can handle being targeted on the tourists' tough 10-game tour to New Zealand this summer, writes Simon Lewis. Gatland named Sexton as one of three out-halves alongside Wales's ...and more »

More woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ... - InsideHalton.com;

More woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ... - InsideHalton.com

InsideHalton.comMore woe for Hartley, Scots as Lions squad for NZ...InsideHalton.comBritish & Irish Lions tour captain Sam Warburton during the British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement event in London Wednesday April 19, 2017. The Lions will tour tour New Zealand this summer (Adam Davy/PA via AP). next play/pause pre 1/1. Another ...and more »

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squad - NW Evening Mail

Wasps stunned as England lock Joe Launchbury misses out on Lions squadNW Evening MailWasps have said they are "gobsmacked" after lock Joe Launchbury was a surprise omission from the British and Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Head coach Warren Gatland selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures which include a ...and more »

Launchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happy - Daily Mail;

Launchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happy - Daily Mail

Daily MailLaunchbury misses Lions squad and Wasps aren't happyDaily MailAviva Premiership leaders Wasps have said they are 'gobsmacked' after lock Joe Launchbury was a surprise omission from the British and Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Wasps captain Launchbury was overlooked by coach Warren ...and more »

Quiz: Can you name the British & Irish Lions touring squad for the 2013 Tests? - Belfast Live;

Quiz: Can you name the British & Irish Lions touring squad for the 2013 Tests? - Belfast Live

Belfast LiveQuiz: Can you name the British & Irish Lions touring squad for the 2013 Tests?Belfast LiveWarren Gatland has named his British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour of New Zealand. Four years ago the Lions travelled to Australia and came away with a 2-1 series win. The squad included some big players who rose to the occasion Down ...and more »

Brian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New Zealand - Irish Mirror;

Brian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New Zealand - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorBrian O'Driscoll tips young Irish Lion to fill the number 13 jersey on tour to New ZealandIrish MirrorThe former Lions captain has tipped an Irishman to fill the jersey he has worn on four separate tours. Share; Comments. ByCathal Austin. 16:25, 19 APR 2017. Sport. Brian O'Driscoll after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Share; Comments. Get daily ...and more »

In video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealed - The Bolton News;

In video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealed - The Bolton News

The Bolton NewsIn video: British and Irish Lions touring squad is revealedThe Bolton NewsBritish and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland selected a 41-man squad for the 10 fixtures which include a three-Test series against New Zealand this summer. Find out which players made the cut here: 0 comments ...and more »

Lions squad reaction: The shock British and Irish players - Daily Mail;

Lions squad reaction: The shock British and Irish players - Daily Mail

Daily MailLions squad reaction: The shock British and Irish playersDaily MailWarren Gatland on Wednesday ended weeks of speculation by naming his squad for this summer's British and Irish Lions tour. Gatland selected 16 players from RBS 6 Nations champions England, 11 from Ireland, 12 from Wales and only two from Scotland ...and more »

It's hard to argue with Warren Gatland's reason for picking Jared Payne - SportsJOE.ie;

It's hard to argue with Warren Gatland's reason for picking Jared Payne - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieIt's hard to argue with Warren Gatland's reason for picking Jared PayneSportsJOE.ieAs it transpired, though, Payne was in Warren Gatland's squad and that's all that counts. As if we ever doubted him. The man may have battled through a slew of injuries over the last 18 months but when he plays, Ireland are the better for it. Jared ...and more »