Straight after the Highlanders v British & Irish Lions game I got on YouTube Live to discuss the game with Scott Hornell from Rugby United and Sean from Fill Your Boots. The Highlanders came back to win 23-22 with plenty of discussion points. Here is our discussion about the Crusaders v Lions from YouTube Live.... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday – Well it’s not Sunday but it’s a good looks at some of the players the Lions will be facing this evening.
By Thomas Branston
The 2015 Super Rugby champions – the Highlanders
The British and Irish Lions continue their tour of New Zealand on Tuesday as they travel from Christchurch to Dunedin to face the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Due to players being unavailable because of Maori and All Blacks duty the Highlanders are missing some key players, however Tony Brown’s side still pose enough of a threat to challenge the British and Irish Lions.
There are five All Black capped players in the starting XV including Malakai Fekitoa but New Zealand Head Coach Steve Hansen has overseen the Highlanders centre from his 33-man squad for the test series.
The hosts have only lost four out of 14 games in 2017 and will finish fourth in the New Zealand conference of the competition but Brown’s side still have what it takes and I look into who will be standing…
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Some big games lined up for this week with the top two from the Australian conference and two of the form teams in the New Zealand conference going head to head. Here are my predictions for round 6. How did the predictions go last week? 5 out of 7, not bad but looking back the... Continue Reading →