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Lions Rugby – The Lions Rugby Team For SA Tour 2009

By admin · April 24, 2009 · Filed in Lions Rugby · 1 Comment »

 

The Lions Rugby Team Selection has been
made and the  interest levels are rising to
stratospheric levels not least in South Africa where
Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has expressed
shock that the captains of England, Scotland and
Wales have been left out of the Lions squad.
Lions coach Ian McGeechan chose a 37-man squad
but left out Steve Borthwick, Mike Blair and Ryan
Jones.
“The one thing that surprised me was that the
leaders of three home nations weren’t included in the
squad, de Villiers told BBC Radio 5 Live.
The guys that play under those guys respect them.
He added: Those are the guys that can stand up in
meetings and try to resolve small niggles and things
that can evolve on a long tour like this.
De Villiers also believes that the decision to appoint
Ireland Lock Paul O’Connell as Lions captain ahead
of regular Ireland skipper Brian O’Driscoll could be
costly. Any chance here that they are trying to make
the mood in the camp sour?

Brian O’Driscoll was the captain of the last Lions
team, even though he got injured, and he was the
captain of the most successful Six Nations team this
year. That’s a second big surprise.
Additionally, De Villiers was sceptical of
McGeechan’s decision to pack his team with
physically imposing players who could combat the
powerful Boks.
If McGeechan wants to sit down and try to match
the Springboks then I think that is the wrong thing,
he said.
If he wants to say ‘this is our strength, this is how we
want to play the game, these are the people who can
do the job for me’ then I can justify any selection he
has made.
But I will not sit down and say ‘they are going to do
this, so I should do this’. I am more focused on what
I want to do and I will find the talent and the players
to do the job for us.
The Lions Tour 2009 tour officially begins on 30
May. The Lions Rugby Tour fixtures start with a
game against a Highveld XV with the Tests against
the Springboks starting on 20 June.
The quest for Lions Rugby Tour Tickets has begun
with lots of rugby mad fans already rushing out to
buy their Lions Rugby Jersey 2009!

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Haka vs British & Irish Lions “The Original”

By admin · April 3, 2009 · Filed in British Lions · 25 Comments »

Haka!

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Lions Rugby Team- Who Will Make The Lions Rugby Team?

Lions Rugby Team – Who are the likely contenders for the Test team in South Africa? Who will be the Lions Rugby Team captain? Read on and add your personal choices in the comments.
My choice at present ( I am never 100% decided and I am even more fickle with my team selections than Eamonn Dunphy!)
1. Gethin Jenkins (Wales)
2. Jerry Flannery (Ireland)
3. Ewan Murray (Scotland)
4. Donnacha O’ Callaghan (Ireland)
5. Paul O’Connell (Ireland) Captain
6. Ryan Jones (Wales)
7. David Wallace (Ireland)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)
9. Mike Blair (Scotland)
10. Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
11. Shane Williams (Wales)
12. Ricky Flutey (England)
13. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
14. Ugo Monye (England)
15. Lee Byrne (Wales)

16. Matthew Rees (Wales)
17. Adam Jones (Wales)
18. Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales)
19. Denis Leamy (Ireland)
20. Mike Phillips (Wales)
21. Stephen Jones (Wales)
22. Luke Fitzgerald (Ireland)

Martin Williams ?

Joe Worsley?

Tom Shanklin?

Nathan Hines?

PLEASE ADD YOUR CHOICES AND EXPLAIN WHY I HAVE GOT IT ALL WRONG.

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2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa

By admin · April 2, 2009 · Filed in British Lions Tour · 1 Comment »

This video features Ian McGeechan, the Head Coach of the British and Irish Lions Rugby union team and Gerald Davies, 2009 Tour Manager. It was recorded Friday 6th June at a press conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Rugby World Cup 2003 Final Match – England vs Australia

By admin · April 30, 2009 · Filed in Rugby Store · Comments Off

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Rugby World Cup 2007 Final – England v South Africa

By admin · April 29, 2009 · Filed in Rugby Store · Comments Off

bPARIS, 20 October/b – South Africa defeated England 15-6 in the world cup final at Stade de France to add a second Webb Ellis Cup to their trophy case. The Springboks, champions as hosts in 1995, were certainly in form throughout the tournament and looked the favorites. But they would aptly have to get through defending champion England to claim the ultimate prize. Relive this exciting match again and again in this official Rugby World Cup DVD.

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Rugby World

By admin · April 29, 2009 · Filed in Rugby Store · Comments Off

Rugby World provides in-depth interviews, photographs, articles by respected writers and columnists, and game coverage.

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A Social History of English Rugby Union

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Rugby 2009 Wall Calendar

By admin · April 29, 2009 · Filed in Rugby Store · Comments Off

Rugby Wall Calendar: Let the fun begin! This calendar is not for the weak of limb, timid of bruising. This calendar is for those who are passionate about Rugby. In our second Rugby calendar we’re pleased to show both amateur and professional levels of the game. If you love Rugby or live with someone who does, this calendar is for you. Includes a page for notating important Rugby dates in 2009.

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