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# lions 2017

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Hurricanes v The Lions
'Stand out, play well and you will be looked at': Henshaw knows Test door is far from shut
Analysis: Big moments decide big games and the Lions came up short
All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan
Analysis: All Blacks show a brutal edge the Lions were sorely lacking
'They are actually diving blindly and hitting someone's leg' - Gatland
'I looked up, I saw a bit of space and I just stuck my head down'
O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine
The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella dials in from Eden Park after the Lions' defeat to the All Blacks
'Direct' NZ deserved the win, says Gatland as he promises breakdown improvement for second Test
Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better
10 of the best pictures from Eden Park as the Lions are defeated by the All Blacks
Thrilling skills, the Rieko case and more talking points as the All Blacks maul Lions
Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions
All Blacks v The Lions, First Test
How John Hayes became a prop at the end of the world in New Zealand
Analysis: What will the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks look like?
'We were barely finished the Junior Cert and Pete had us in on our summer holidays doing line-outs'
All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident skipper Read
Murray believes in Lions' potential ahead of the biggest game of his career
'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper
Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world
'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony
Stuart Lancaster got Tadhg Furlong believing he could be a Lion
'We've played some lovely rugby': Lions will show positive, aggressive streak in attack, says Gatland
Gatland happy to be getting up Hansen's nose as war of words continues
Greats of world and Irish sport congratulate O'Mahony on Lions captaincy
Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points
Peter O'Mahony named Lions captain for the first Test
Open thread: Pick your Lions team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks
'You need to put your hand up. There's going to be injuries'
Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three
Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song
Gatland keeps the shirt value steady and more talking points as the Lions get a midweek win
'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'
Sparkling outside backs and more player ratings as the Lions churn through Chiefs
Lions find attacking spark against Chiefs to build momentum for first Test
Chiefs v The Lions
Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend
Analysis: Sexton-Farrell combination can unlock the All Blacks