Phil Vickery

Phil Vickery was a fresh-faced Lions tourist in 2001 in Australia and a gnarled World Cup winning tighthead 2009 in South Africa so he knows all about the intensity of…

Lions squad

So far, it’s all been entirely predicable. The Lions have been written off from Invercargill in the South, to Auckland in the North. They’ve been castigated by local media as…

A tale of missed opportunities The Lions are becoming masters at not being able to get over the whitewash. Against the Provincial Barbarians, on four occasions, they rumbled, or spun…

Israel Dagg

Part of New Zealand’s World Cup-winning team of 2011 but omitted for the 2015 tournament, Israel Dagg last year rediscovered his best form and won his 50th Test cap. The…