THIS MoNTH’S WIN­NerS AND LoSerS

Rugby World - - EDITOR’S WELCOME -

Win­ner is­land love

It was a step in the right di­rec­tion to see Wales and scot­land play­ing in samoa and Fiji. the lo­cal econ­omy and vis­it­ing play­ers will be en­riched by the ex­pe­ri­ence – but there is still more to do, says stephen Jones ( P84).

loser Bad Be­hav­iour

two mi­nor in­ci­dents left a bit­ter taste on the Lions tour. In the Blues game, a fans’ fra­cas was caught on cam­era. and in first-test week, Lions man­ager John spencer (above) was ver­bally as­saulted and pushed in a restau­rant.

Win­ner Ter­res­Trial Tonic

the late snap­ping up of rights for Eng­land’s two tests in ar­gentina was a mas­ter­stroke by the BBC. High- oc­tane per­for­mances from two sides in­tent on play­ing at­trac­tive rugby brought in a le­gion of new fans.

Cover: gett y im­ages & inpho. PICS: gett y im­ages

Fly­ing winger Rieko Ioane scores the first of his two tries in NZ’s open­ing 30-15 win over the Lionsl

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