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Re: The British + Irish Lions
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2017, 08:49:31 AM »
Can't believe that the TMO tried to pursued the ref that it was only a yellow for SB 'do you want to look again' he said two or three times. Also tried to get Maco a red rather than a yellow........ 'do you want to look again' he said again and again . Surely can't be a NZ so must be an Aussie. Last twenty I've never seen so much whinging from the Blacks....replacement scrum half in particular.

Going to be interesting next week !!!

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Re: The British + Irish Lions
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
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The ref on Saturday won't be shy of giving penalties at scrum time.
Furlong and McGrath are best at scrum time Sinkler and Mako more at carrying with impact.
Let's get the ref on our side.
Dominate the scrum
Hopefully grab a few 3 pointers then change props on 60 when new legs or direction needed.

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2017, 03:00:21 PM »
Although over 80 mins the ABs were the better team, the Lions had their chances and should feel proud that they took the series to such a close finish.  A tied series will feel like a loss to the ABs. Itoje once again outstanding, but good performances all round.

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 09:04:08 PM »
Jon Davies is world class
Man of series for me.
Warburton has been average for a while but today he was awesome.
A fantastic performance by team who showed great character when going behind.

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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2017, 08:34:38 AM »
I am not a great fan of Warren Gatland but he has proved me wrong again. I had the Lions to lose the series 3 nil, so fair play to him and the team with coming away with a drawn series.
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 07:48:40 PM »
The All Blacks are in England in November to play the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Talk in the Sunday Paper today wondering if the Barbarians could step aside and bring the Lions back together to play a deciding game.     I think that this would be a great move --------- BUT

The organisers of the Baa Baa's game would have to be greatly compensated.
Would the RFU sanction the game.
Would Premiership Rugby release the English players for the game.   You can bet the other Countries would.
We are celebrating a tied series against the World Champs.    What would be the mood if the Lions lost.

Possible problems to the game being played, but the money that this game would bring in, World Wide, could be astronomical.


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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2017, 08:40:38 PM »
There will definitely be no "4th Test" involving England players.     England will play against Argentina, Australia and Samoa on consecutive Saturdays in November.