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Jones' captaincy suggestion dismissed

England coach Eddie Jones' suggestion that Warren Gatland select the four captains of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017, and then choose the best as leader for the Test series in New Zealand, has been rubbished by former Lion Stuart Barnes.
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No threat to Barbarians match from RFU

The All Blacks look set to take on the Barbarians in the first match of the 2017 Northern tour with New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew rejecting claims that the RFU (England Rugby) has attempted to block the fixture taking place.
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The Lions Form XV - Round Five

Kieran Read is yet to pull on a rugby jersey this year but he’s confirmed, if he’s fit, to captain the All Blacks against the British & Irish Lions in June.
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Captaincy conundrum shaping for Lions

England hooker and captain Dylan Hartley's chances of leading the British & Irish Lions to New Zealand, the land of his birth, have taken a dive according to several British pundits.
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Six Nations below standard ahead of NZ tour

Standards achieved in the Six Nations were not as high as those needed before a British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
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Sexton deserves key job for Lions - Woodward

Former British & Irish Lions coach, and World Cup winning coach with England, Sir Clive Woodward believes Ireland's Johnny Sexton will be the starting first five-eighths on the DHL New Zealand Lions 2017 tour.
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Locks, loosies provide headache for Gatland

Contenders for the DHL New Zealand Lions 2017 team have had their last chance to stake their claims at the highest level of play ahead of the April 19 announcement of their side and head coach Warren Gatland says his loose forwards and locks will be the toughest area of choice.
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All Blacks still have share of world record

Ireland proved themselves world record breakers but not in the usual sense when beating England 13-9 in Dublin on Sunday (NZT).
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Fiji and Samoa join the Oceania U20 Championships

The Oceania U20s Championship will expand to four nations in 2017 with Samoa and Fiji joining New Zealand and tournament hosts Australia on the Gold Coast this May. 

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Lions Flashback: 1983

If the 4-0 clean sweep inflicted on the 1966 British & Irish Lions by the All Blacks was regarded as the template for what not to do on a tour, someone forgot to reflect on the earlier exercise in 1983.
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England will need to be careful - Fitzpatrick

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick has warned England that Ireland could do to them what they did to New Zealand earlier in the season when they meet in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
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'Lions could be best ever', Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes the British and Irish Lions side to tour New Zealand for the 2017 DHL Series could be one of the best sides ever selected.
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The Lions Form XV – Round Four

Timing, in life as in sport, is everything and for Jonathan Joseph that’s never been truer.
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England wrap up title with a round to play

England coach Eddie Jones has dished out a warning to rivals after his side's 61-21 demolition job on Scotland to retain their Six Nations title with a round to play.
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