Irish Lions & Sam Warburton

Sam Kennedy-Warburton (born 5 October 1988), commonly known as Sam Warburton, is a Welsh Rugby Union player. 5.0/5

Irish Lions Sam Warburton Warren Gatland Six Nations Adam Jones Alex Cuthbert Cardiff Blues Leigh Halfpenny Alun Wyn Jones Jonathan Davies Hong Kong Toby Faletau Gethin Jenkins Richard Hibbard George North Dan Lydiate Alex Corbisiero Irish Lions 2013

So obviously going to be Sam Warburton as captain for British &Irish Lions
Sam Warburton is not expecting to be retain the British and Irish Lions captaincy on next year's tour of New Zealand.
People selecting Alun Wyn Jones ahead of Sam Warburton as possible captain of the 2017 British and Irish Lions 2017.
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Lock Ian Evans will miss Wales' Six Nations defence after being banned for 12 weeks for stamping. Evans, 29, was dismissed by referee Romain Poite during Ospreys' 36-3 Heineken Cup defeat by Leinster after stamping on opponent Mike McCarthy. The British and Irish Lions player pleaded guilty before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday. Entry-level suspensions for stamping range from two to nine-plus weeks, with 52 weeks the maximum. It is another blow for Wales coach Warren Gatland, who is already without injured forward Ryan Jones and may not have captain Sam Warburton fit for their opening match against Italy on 1 February.
Wales names 2014 Six Nations squad January 14, 2014 Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland has named an experienced 32-man squad to defend the RBS 6 Nations title as his side look to create history in 2014. Led by captain Sam Warburton , the back-to-back Champions will aim to become the first side to win the title outright three years in succession. The squad, which features 28 players who have been part of Championship winning squads, will meet up at the WRU National Centre of Excellence in the Vale of Glamorgan on Monday 20th January to prepare for their tournament opening clash againt Italy at the Millennium Stadium. The front-row features three British and Irish Lions in Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins alongside Scarlets quartet Ken Owen, Emyr Phillips, Rhodri Jones and Samson Lee. They are joined by Bath prop Paul James and Ospreys’ Ryan Bevington. The second-row includes Andrew Coombs , who made his debut in last season’s competition along with fellow Championship winners Alun Wyn Jones, ...
Sam Warburton backs Warren Gatland to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2017:
What we’ve learned Five lessons from the Test in Cardiff between Wales and the Springboks, according to SIMON BORCHARDT. Wales are just not good enough to challenge the world's top two teams There was a lot of talk from the Welsh in the build-up to the Cardiff Test. They spoke about the fact that nine Welshman had been in the British & Irish Lions team that thrashed the Wallabies in the third Test of their series earlier this year. They said they felt they were good enough to beat the Boks for just the second time in their history and for the first time in seven matches under coach Warren Gatland. Captain Sam Warburton even said that his side would not celebrate if they beat the Boks because they expected to win. Warburton did not celebrate at the final whistle on Saturday, because yet again the Dragons failed to breath fire against a southern hemisphere side (they have lost 22 of their last 23 matches against the 'big three'). The Six Nations champions played at home, in front of a 64,000 crowd, and we ...
Wales name team to face Boks 2013-11-05 Cardiff - Ospreys wing Eli Walker is set to make his Wales debut against the Springboks after being named in coach Warren Gatland's starting side to face the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The 21-year-old has been given his chance after injury ruled out wing Alex Cuthbert from the first of Wales's four November internationals. Meanwhile Rhys Priestland returns at fly-half after missing all of Wales's Six Nations title-winning campaign last season with an Achilles injury. British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton again captains the side from the back-row where Dan Lydiate, one of the stars of the combined side's 2-1 series win in Australia this year, makes his first Wales appearance since 2012 following an ankle injury. Walker has long been regarded as one of the best finishers in the Celtic League but a back injury ruled him out of both the Six Nations and Wales's two-Test pre-season tour of Japan. "Eli has impressed for his region and while w ...
This is the story regarding AWJ interview Wales and British & Irish Lions star Alun-Wyn Jones has given his clearest indication yet that he is open to a move to France at the end of the season. The Welsh Rugby Union is currently battling alongside the regions to keep their top talent in the country amid interest from across the Channel in France. Star fullback Leigh Halfpenny is reportedly in talks with Toulon while Clermont and Racing Metro are understood to be interested in Lions captain Sam Warburton. The WRU has promised to hand the regions around £1m to help keep their top talent in the country but that may not be enough to persuade the likes of Halfpenny and Warburton to stay. That extra funding is also dependent on the four regions recommitting to their participation agreement with the WRU. The Ospreys are also waiting to see if they can keep three of their top players - Ian Evans, Adam Jones and Alun-Wyn Jones - at the region and the man who captained the Lions to their third Test win over Austra ...
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton on the pitch at WHL at half-time. Quite literally a huge Spurs fan."
British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton ready for early injury return.
British & Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton is set to return to regional action with the Cardiff Blues this Friday.
Sam Warburton returns for Cardiff Blues: British & Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton will make his co...
Gareth Bale - most expensive footballer in the world. Sam Warburton - British and Irish Lions captain. attended same school. And both Welsh
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Gatland: Lions can roar again Warren Gatland: Turns attention backto coaching Wales Warren Gatland believes the British and Irish Lions will have what it takesto end a 42-year wait for a Test seriesvictory over New Zealand. This year's Lions squad are still celebrating a 2-1 success over Australia - their first Test series win since 1997 - achieved with a number of exciting young players playing crucial roles. Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Alex Corbisiero, Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau all shone and Gatland expects them to be the world-class talent at the heart of the 2017 touring squad. Asked if he thought the Lions could win in New Zealand, current Lions boss Gatland said: "Yes, I think if we get things right in terms of the preparation and stuff. "If you look at how young this squad is, a lot of them could be around in four years' time. "If they are playing well enough and you have got four more years' experience on some young heads, some young shoulders and they are in their late 20s, t ...
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton ruled out of the third Test against Australia with a hamstring injury
Mr.Gatland, please explain A: On having lost Paul O'Connell & Sam Warburton to injury, why have you decided to favour someone who's lead their country only once, over one that's lead his a record 84 times? And not just that, but completely drop him from the entire squad? This being Brian O'Driscoll, one of the best centres still in world rugby!! & B: Pick 10 welshman in the starting line-up? I thought this was the British & Irish Lions? Not the usual welsh team you play around with back at home!! Yours Sincerely, one not-very-happy lions fan!
Got to think that if Gethin Jenkins and Sam Warburton had been available, the Lions would have started with 12 Welsh on Saturday! Never quite understood why an antipodean was chosen as coach for the BRITISH and Irish Lions. Congratulations Australia.
Rugby Union... Jones Leads Lions In Decider. With Sam Warburton injured fellow Welshman Alun Wyn Jones will captain the British & Irish Lions in the 3rd Test on Saturday in Sydney v Australia.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has sprung one of the great surprises in the tourists' history by dropping Brian O'Driscoll for Saturday's series decider against Australia. O'Driscoll was the favourite to lead the Lions in the final Test at Sydney's ANZ Stadium after Sam Warburton was ruled out with a hamstring injury, but instead he has been omitted from the 23 with Alun-Wyn Jones named captain. The O'Driscoll-Jonathan Davies midfield partnership used for the first two Tests has been broken up, with Jamie Roberts picked at inside centre following his return from a hamstring injury. Davies moves to outside centre while Sean O'Brien, Alex Corbisiero, Richard Hibbard, Toby Faletau and Mike Phillips are promoted to a starting XV showing six changes to the side beaten 16-15 in Melbourne. It is a radically altered team but the dominant talking point will be the decision to axe 2005 Lions captain O'Driscoll for the first time in his 14-year professional career. The conundrum facing Gatland was ...
SENTIMENT has been thrown out by the British and Irish Lions with iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll sacked for the series-deciding third Test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.
Australia captain James Horwill will be available for this weekend's 3rd Test against the British and Irish Lions after being cleared of stamping for a 2nd time, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said. Horwill was cited for stamping on the head of Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones in the 1st Test in Brisbane but initially cleared by New Zealand judicial officer Nigel Hampton on 23rd June only for the International Rugby Board (IRB) to appeal against the verdict. The reviewing officer Graeme Mew, who is based in Canada, delivered his decision following a hearing that lasted more than 2 hours on Monday and said the appeal would only have been upheld if the IRB had established a clear mistake on Hampton's part. "There was sufficient evidence upon which a reasonable Judicial Officer could have reached the decision that was made." Mew said in an ARU statement. "Accordingly, it could not be said that the Judicial Officer was manifestly wrong or that the interests of justice otherwise required his decision be overturned. ...
The British and Irish Lions take on Australia on Saturday and captain Sam Warburton has being ruled out through injury. The legend that is Brian O' Driscoll will captain the side. He has made it clear that he wants to win the series. Is he the man for the job? Who would you select as your backrow?
British & Irish Lions The British & Irish Lions confirmed today [Monday] that captain Sam Warburton would play no further part in the tour after suffering an injury during the Second Test. Warburton remained in Melbourne after the match under the supervision of Lions team doctor Eanna Falvey to undergo a full medical assessment and a scan confirmed a significant tear in his left hamstring. He will remain with the tour party for the Third Test in Sydney on Saturday. Warburton said, “It is incredibly disappointing to be ruled out of the tour through injury as we head to Sydney for the deciding match. I wish the team all the best and hope I can play some part in the build up this week. I am confident that the boys can finish the job off and secure the series win.”
England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has labelled Saturday's performance by captain Sam Warburton as the best ever by a British and Irish Lion. Speaking in his Daily Mail column, the man who took the Lions to New Zealand in 2005 lauded the performance of the Cardiff Blues star, who has been ruled out of Saturday's series decider, saying: “I have never seen an Australian team lose the ball so often in contact — the ambition was there but the execution was not — and the reason for that was the defence and breakdown commitment from Sam Warburton and his pack. “In fact, the openside’s 70 minutes on the field was the most outstanding performance I have ever seen from a Lion. He was that good.
Sam Warburton has backed the British and Irish Lions to bounce back from defeat to Australia and seal the series next weekend.
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Does the Brittish and Irish Lions backrow need to be reassessed??
Who do you think should be named Man of the Match for the British and Irish Lions game v Australia? And who should be out and who should be in for the 2nd test?
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Rugby Union: British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton declared it “half a job done” after his team nicked a 23-21 victory over Australia in Brisbane when Kurtley Beale missed a penalty in the final moments of the game. The Lions’ performance was highlighted by an outstanding try from George North but there were plenty of nervous moments, with Beale missing not one but two penalty kicks in the final few minutes as the Lions clung to a two-point lead. “That was entertaining, that’s for sure,” Warburton said on Sky Sports 1.“It was too close for comfort and the last 20 minutes were really hard. You have to give it to Australia, they went all the way and we’ll expect a lot more in the next two Test matches. It’s half a job done.”
Congratulations to Sam Warburton and the British & Irish Lions. A close game, some great tries and a dramatic finish. Melbourne next.
The Brittish and Irish Lions scraped victory from 2 Beale missed kicks. 23 - 21 the final score. What are your thoughts on the game??
British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton cannot wait for the "biggest moment" of his career - his side's first Test showdown with Australia on Saturday night
British and Irish Lions: Sam Warburton not sure what words of inspiration he will use before first Test against Australia
British and Irish Lions tour: Sam Warburton’s desire to bring down the Wallabies -
Warburton leads Lions in Brisbane: Sam Warburton captains the British and Irish Lions side and is one of eight...
So we had Sam Warburton and Dan Jones in at work tonight for the British-Irish Lions. Holy huge. Dan's biceps were probably the size of my torso...
EIGHT NEW TEST LIONS TO FACE AUSTRALIA The British & Irish Lions today announced the team to play the Qantas Wallabies in the 1st Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday. The starting XV comprises eight new Test Lions and will be captained by Sam Warburton. In the backs Leigh Halfpenny, Alex Cuthbert, George North, Jonathan Davies and Jonathan Sexton all make their Lions Test debuts, while experience is provided by Brian O’Driscoll and Mike Philips, who have nine Lions Tests between them. The forward pack contains a wealth of Lions Test experience with Jamie Heaslip, Tom Croft, Paul O’Connell, Alun Wyn Jones and Adam Jones sharing 17 Tests. Loose-head prop Alex Corbisiero, who joined the tour as a replacement, also makes his debut along with Warburton and hooker Tom Youngs. British & Irish Lions Tour Manager Andy Irvine said: "We are now at the business end of the tour. You can feel the excitement and commitment within the squad now that we are back in Brisbane and the 1st Test is just days aw ...
Sam Warburton will make his tour bow when he captains the British and Irish Lions against Queensland Reds on Saturday.
Match No. 3 of the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia. The British & Irish Lions v The Queensland Reds. Saturday 8th June 2013 Kick Off - 10.30am (BST) (7.30pm (Local Time)) at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 2013 British & Irish Lions Captain, Sam Warburton debuts (as the 800th Lions player in their long and proud history), in what will be the biggest test so for for the tourists, as they take on Ewen Mckenzie's, Queensland / Super XV outfit! Gethin Jenkins, Tom Youngs, Matt Stevens, Geoff Parling and Ben Youngs all get their first start of the tour, leaving Rob Kearney as the only member of the 2013 Lions party, not to have played as yet! Aussie Test squad cast-off, Quade Copper, will play Fly-Half for the Reds, adding a certain spice to the encounter! British & Irish Lions Team: 15. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors / Scotland) 14. Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues / Wales) 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers / England) 12. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets / Wales) 11. Tommy Bowe (Ulster / Ireland) 10. ...
Brian O'Driscoll will captain the British & Irish Lions against Western Force on Wednesday as one of eight Ireland players named in a completely changed starting XV. O’Driscoll, playing in his fourth Lions tour, will lead the side in the continued absence of Wales’ RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winning captain Sam Warburton, who is recovering from a knee problem. Gatland has made 15 changes to the side that started the 59-8 victory over the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday, ensuring Paul O’Connell, captain that day, is rested. Along with O’Driscoll, Tommy Bowe, Jonny Sexton, Connor Murray, Cian Healy, Rory Best, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip have all been selected to start. For O’Driscoll it is a return to Perth, the city where he started his first game for the Lions at full-back in 2001. “I am a bit more comfortable playing at 13 this time," he said. "It is very exciting. I haven't lost any of the buzz about being involved with the Lions. It is still a very special place to be. “Now we hav ...
British and Irish Lions tour 2013: Lions skipper Sam Warburton set to be ruled out for opening two matches
Warburton a doubt for tour opener: British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton could miss out on Saturday's ...
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British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is excited about the challenges that will confront him during the upcoming tour of Australia.
British and Irish Lions 2013: captain Sam Warburton used to be more interested in football, says first rugby coach
British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree has backed Sam Warburton to feed off Paul O'Connell's experience.
The British & Irish Lions squad who are heading down under for the three-Test tour of Australia this June have been described as the Aussies as a 'slab of red meat' due to their bold red jersey...
British and Irish Lions 2013: Wales' Sam Warburton poised to be named captain for tour of Australia - Telegraph
Sam Warburton will be announced on Tuesday as captain of the British and Irish Lions for their tour of Australia. 15 Welshmen in squad.
Wales' Sam Warburton to be named British and Irish Lions captain for Australia tour. reports -
Sam Warburton will captain the Lions, reports. See how the rest of the tour party is shaping up
Sam Warburton will be named Lions captain in a squad containing 15 Welshmen...
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Sam Warburton has been cut to lead the British and Irish Lions this summer after guiding Wales to Six Nations glory
Will Ryan Jones become an outside bet for the British & Irish Lions captaincy if he can lead Wales to wins over Scotland and England? Wales have brought Paul James, Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton into their pack for Saturday’s game at Murrayfield as both teams go in search of third successive wins. Euan Murray back in Scottish front row and Duncan Weir gets first start at No 10. Ireland, meanwhile, have Cian Healy and Mike McCarthy coming back into their pack, Fergus McFadden taking over from injured Craig Gilroy. No No 10 named as yet, but Jonny Sexton ruled out and Paddy Jackson battling hamstring strain.
Warburton tipped for Lions captaincy: British and Irish Lions legend Gareth Edwards has backed Sam Warburton to ...
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