Published: Saturday 9 July 2005
With all the events of the last few days dominating everyone’s thoughts, trudging up to Eden Park last night for an effectively meaningless test match just failed to stir the passions as much as the previous weeks matches.
Published: Tuesday 5 July 2005
Depending on who you speak to this was either a fantastic spectacle of rugby or it was an absolute shambles. For my part I fall into the former category, I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Eden Park and I was entertained from the word go.
Published: Saturday 2 July 2005
Well the spin all week has been about Tana Umaga’s spear tackle on Brian O’Driscoll but the All Black captain has had the last laugh.
Published: Tuesday 28 June 2005
A cricket score it may have been, but had the Lions not comprehensively defeated the local side then many searching questions would have been asked at the post match press conference.
Published: Saturday 25 June 2005
Well that was pretty disappointing all round really! The conditions inside the Jade Stadium last night were never going to be conducive to see some good running rugby from either side.
Published: Tuesday 21 June 2005
So Gavin Henson gets dropped from the test side and comes out and puts in a heroic man of the match display against Southland.
Published: Saturday 18 June 2005
Well the tour is very much on track. With the exception of the Maori match, the Lions performances have been improving game by game and some individuals are finally beginning to stand up and be counted.
Published: Wednesday 15 June 2005
Five games down, two more to go before the first test in Christchurch and I think we finally have the names of some of those players on the test team sheet.
Published: Saturday 11 June 2005
Well, it was coming wasn’t it! The Lions haven’t learned from their mistakes and all those that have pointed out the obvious about the breakdown area have been convincingly been proved right. Again.
Published: Wednesday 8 June 2005
It’s difficult not to label this Lions side as the midweek team but it is clear that this side is being used to try out those players who are less likely to make the grade into the test team in seventeen days time.