Saracens 19-30 defeat at the hands of Leinster means there will be no Premiership representative in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup this year. The defending champions were out-played by a fit and ruthless Leinster team, in a game which had more than a passing resemblance to Ireland’s grand-slam completing
One of the best things about a Lions Tour is the behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the squad from team-building exercises to post-match drinking sessions.
Here's a trailer for the latest edition:
The DVD is available to pre-order now, and will be on general sale here from November 13th.
The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has come to a close with a slightly anti-climactic 15-all draw in the final test. I think we would all have liked to see that match go the distance and into extra-time to give us a true conclusion, but given
New Zealand 15 - 15 Lions
A tempestuous tour came to a thrilling climax as the Lions looked to steal the series in front of the sell-out crowd in Eden Park. The game started well for the Lions who strung a few phases together with good intensity to push the All
Strange scenes as series ends all-square
There is no looking forward to next week. The 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand has ended and all we can do is reflect, and what a series we have to reflect on. The final twist came in the form of an unexpected 15-15 draw,
Tell us what you thought of the match today at Eden Park.
Was it a fitting finale to the series? What were the main talking points?
Give the match a rating out of ten, and then share your thoughts in the comments below.
We have ourselves a showdown. The expectation of most was that by the end of last Saturday’s second test, the British and Irish Lions would be dead and buried and this final test would offer no more than a chance to leave New Zealand with a modicum of respect.
Warren Gatland has some more decisions to make this week, and here is the team I would pick for the deciding Test this weekend.
The weather forecast could be a factor, but it's New Zealand and likely to be wet, even if it isn't quite as heavy as in Wellington.
New Zealand 21 - 24 Lions
An ecstatic and nervous finish saw the Lions snatch a famous victory to tie the test series. Despite being a man down following Sonny Bill Williams' red card, Beauden Barrett kept the pressure on the visitors by punishing their ill-discipline to put them 9 points
Williams' shoulder gives Lions a chance
The history books won't care about the circumstance. They won't care about a red card. They won't care about indiscipline. They won't care what the weather was like, or that the reigning player of the year missed some easy kicks at goal. They will only