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Eleven Irish Lions Selected

By Gary Watton
April 20 2017

One cannot help but feel really sorry for Scotland. They defeated us and Italy and whipped Wales, and yet they have been short-changed in the selection process by the Welsh-leaning supremo. Of course, John Bull is far from satisfied with 'only' sixteen players in the forty-one tour party, but I reckon that the Oirish can have few complaints about a healthy allocation of eleven representatives. Lei... More >

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