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    British and Irish Lions Tour of NZ

    It's starting to hot up over the dutch so thought I'd start a Lion's thread. Anyone travelling across? Gatland mind games started already. Two tests at Eden Park - All Blacks record there under threat? Lion's stats in NZ don't back that up.. but may be worth a punt.

    Quiet a good BBC podcast previewing the tour here featuring Matt Dawson and Andrew Mehrtens

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinBin View Post
    Two tests at Eden Park - All Blacks record there under threat?
    Not so much, I think they made it Eden Park because they are scared and need the Mana

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    Agreed. It may be a crowd capacity thing but it does seem unusual to not spread the 3 tests out to different venues. Fortress Eden Park...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinBin View Post
    Two tests at Eden Park - All Blacks record there under threat? Lion's stats in NZ don't back that up.. but may be worth a punt.
    I believe it is purely a $ decision with Eden Park being their biggest stadium.

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    Eden Park being used twice will be a decision based on dollars, it's not like the AB's need the extra help given they will win 3-0.

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    Pretty solid Lions side, NH teams have been doing well, I expect this to be close. 1 - 1 going into the final test.

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    Not going over but will be glued to the TV!! Adore Lions tours!! Have particularly fond memories of the 1997 tour to South Africa! Awesome series win!!!

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    Hate to say it but i couldn't really care less about the Wallabies June Tests. Watching the Kiwis smash the Lions will be far more interesting. This will be one of the great rugby tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahard View Post
    Hate to say it but i couldn't really care less about the Wallabies June Tests. Watching the Lions smash the Kiwis will be far more interesting. This will be one of the great rugby tours.
    Fixed that up for you Kala

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    Eden Park was a fall back for the 1st test, originally was Christchurch but some further tectonic movement some time ago when planning was in full flow they moved it.
    Some $$$ may have been involved and I think a decision was made a little too quickly.
    I'd like to think that NZ requested it due their lack of confidence against a strong Lions so moved to so-called fortress.

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    Will these games be televised in Perth ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper1 View Post
    Will these games be televised in Perth ?
    Fox sports will telecast the tour (I assume)

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    I the Force get boned I won't bother watching an other Wallabies test live

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    This will be 83 all over again. Will get done in all tests and drop a few against provincial sides. Tough tough tour. Kev I'm guessing that is Winterbottom in your avatar, which tour was that.

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    Gigs it's like a Kiwi has picked on you and made your whole life a misery, time to move on and enjoy the rugby they play.

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