British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland got his selections right and they can win - BBC Sport

I like the look and balance of the squad. The players are good enough to win the series, the challenge will be whether they can. New Zealand at home are pretty much unbeatable. The statistics and a great deal of logic suggests a Lions win would be ...

Former British Lion Ian McLauchlan blasts Warren Gatland as anti-Scottish after selection snubs - Scottish Daily Record

Former British Lion Ian McLauchlan accused Warren Gatland of having an agenda against Scotland's tour hopefuls. The ex-SRU president and dark blue prop slammed the Kiwi, who listed just two Scots, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour, in a 41-man Lions ...

Jonathan Joseph earned Lions call with performances against Wales - Irish Independent

Jonathan Joseph was included in the British and Irish Lions squad bound for New Zealand after Warren Gatland decided a player who has caused Wales so much torment on his watch could not be overlooked. Joseph was thought to have missed out due to ...

Gatland says Lions tour in the toughest task in rugby - Radio New Zealand

When coach Warren Gatland said that the British and Irish Lions face the toughest task in rugby when they play New Zealand this year, he was not exaggerating. Rob Howley, Andy Farrell, Warren Gatland and Steve Borthwick are the Lions coaching staff.

Irish win shows All Blacks are human, says Lions boss Gatland - The Star Online

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's victory over the All Blacks last year was key to convincing the British and Irish Lions that they can win in New Zealand and that the double world champions are human after all, coach Warren Gatland said on Wednesday.

Warren Gatland highlights goal-kicking as Lions edge - Radio Sport

Lions 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 ...

Warren Gatland reveals Conor Murray injury setback and has issued the scrumhalf a fitness ultimatum - Irish Independent

Conor Murray is in a race to prove his fitness for the Lions tour of New Zealand. Warren Gatland has shed new light on the seriousness of the Ireland scrum-half's shoulder/neck injury and says he must play at least once for Munster to prove his fitness ...

Sam Warburton on Lions captaincy call: I thought it was one of the lads playing a prank - Telegraph.co.uk

After four hours of talking about the honour of being Lions captain again, Sam Warburton tucked a big red book about past tours under his arm and went home for the curry he had promised himself. It was another meal, however, that said most about what ...

Blend of Anglo-Saxon power and Celtic thunder will give Lions heart - The Guardian (blog)

Warren Gatland looks confident as he announces his British & Irish Lions squad for the 2017 tour of New Zealand. Photograph: Huw Evans/Rex/Shutterstock. British & Irish Lions · Sportblog. Blend of Anglo-Saxon power and Celtic thunder will give Lions heart.

Ben Te'o, ex-State of Origin player, named in British and Irish Lions squad for New Zealand tour - ABC Online

Former Queensland State of Origin forward Ben Te'o has completed a remarkable transition to rugby union by being named in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand. Te'o, who was part of the South Sydney team that won the 2014 NRL ...

Sam is the man - Warburton back as Lions captain for 'toughest' tour - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer but there was no place in the 41-man squad for England skipper Dylan Hartley. Having captained the combined side on their victorious 2013 tour of Australia, the 28-year ...

British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland defends nationality split - BBC Sport

Gatland - who has been Wales coach since 2007 - has chosen 16 England players, 12 from Wales, 11 from Ireland and two from Scotland. Wales finished fifth in the 2017 Six Nations, below England, Scotland and Ireland. "I didn't realise the split in the ...

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

After 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 ...

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

British & 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 ...

Warren Gatland deflects questions of perceived Welsh bias - Irish Times

In 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 ...

Gatland orders choir practice in Lions battle plan - Daily Mail

Choir practice and film nights will form part of the British and Irish Lions preparations for their Test series against the All Blacks as coach Warren Gatland tries to make sure they are comfortable with the culture of New Zealand. Gatland, a New ...

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

Sam 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 ...

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

Warren 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 ...

Choir practice will help British and Irish Lions prepare for tour of New Zealand - Herald Series

British 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 ...

Dylan Hartley misses out, Ben Te'o gets surprise call up as Gatland names 41-man Lions squad for NZ - TVNZ

Another hotly anticipated squad announcement for the British and Irish Lions threw up familiar tales of woe for England captain Dylan Hartley and Scottish rugby this morning. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...