LIONS: Against the odds, the roar goes on

So the Lions are back in New Zealand… …and tomorrow marks the opening match of the tour: the one time every four years I’m happy to get up early on a Saturday morning. But as Sam Warburton received the traditional Maori greeting at Auckland airport earlier this week, a thought occurred: how lucky we are…

LIONS: Red Rugby Lions Squad 2017

This coming Wednesday (19th April) the 2017 British and Irish Lions Squad, as ultimately chosen by the man above, will finally be unveiled. After months of speculation, pub debate, and the frantic crossing out of names on the back of beer mats, we’ll finally know which men will be traveling to New Zealand for the…

STATE OF THE NATION: New Zealand

Our ‘State of the Nation’ series is drawing to a close.  In this edition, we look at current World Champions New Zealand and ask ‘Is there any chance they won’t win it again’?   The biggest question of this World Cup is ‘Will anyone beat the All Blacks’?  No matter which way you look at…