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# lions - Friday 30 June, 2017

From The42 Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM Captain

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM

The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.

From The42 'I would rather grab them than nothing!' - Vunipola puts BallGate to bed Bind

'I would rather grab them than nothing!' - Vunipola puts BallGate to bed

The Lions prop was accused of grabbing Owen Franks’ testicles.

# lions - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From The42 2013 Lion Ryan Grant hits out at 'lack of respect' shown to Scottish rugby Think Again

2013 Lion Ryan Grant hits out at 'lack of respect' shown to Scottish rugby

‘Even though boys are putting up results against Ireland and Wales, they’re not getting the recognition’.

From The42 The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections Big Calls This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections

Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the latest team selections made by Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen ahead of the big game on Saturday.

# lions - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test Team News

All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test

Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith miss out through injury.

# lions - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland Victim

'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland

The Lions coach has felt targeted by the New Zealand Herald.

From The42 Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition STANDOUT

Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition

Rory Best and CJ Stander were strong too, but Robbie Henshaw was injured in the first half.

From The42 Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington All Even

Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington

The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.

From The42 As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced the defending Super Rugby champions in Wellington.

# lions - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’' Marler

'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’'

Joe Marler on life on tour, ‘getting to know Rory Best OBE’ and trying to make the Test squad.

From The42 Best, Henshaw, Stander and Henderson get chance to impress against Canes Team News

Best, Henshaw, Stander and Henderson get chance to impress against Canes

The Ulsterman captains the Lions again on Tuesday night in Wellington.

From The42 Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear Ominous

Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear

Warren Gatland’s men missed their chance to really put doubt in the Kiwis’ minds.

# lions - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 Media reaction: praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions Paper Talk

Media reaction: praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions

Warren Gatland is going to be in the cross hairs of his homeland’s press pack.

From The42 O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine Dejected

O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine

The Munster man was on the losing side as he captained the Lions in the first Test.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella dials in from Eden Park after the Lions' defeat to the All Blacks Hurt Pride This post contains videos
From The42 The player ratings as the Lions are outfought and outclassed in Auckland Tamed

The player ratings as the Lions are outfought and outclassed in Auckland

Fleeting glimpses of quality not enough as the Lions are bitten in Auckland.

From The42 Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better Analysis

Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better

Warren Gatland’s men came out of the breakdown battle poorly.

From The42 Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break Clawing Back

Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break

After a half of pressure, Liam Williams cut loose on the All Blacks from his own five-metre line.

From The42 As it happened: All Blacks v The Lions, First Test Let's Get It On

As it happened: All Blacks v The Lions, First Test

After four years of talk, it was action time.

# lions - Friday 23 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident skipper Read All Blacks

All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident skipper Read

But he would say that.

From The42 Murray believes in Lions' potential ahead of the biggest game of his career On Message

Murray believes in Lions' potential ahead of the biggest game of his career

The Lions scrum-half wants his side to keep attacking for 80 minutes tomorrow.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey Captain's Fun

Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey

From one Irish Lions captain to another.

From The42 'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour Appetiser

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

From The42 'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper Mane Man

'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper

The Corkman was named skipper by Warren Gatland this week.

# lions - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world Front Line

Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world

The Lions head coach is excited about how good the Ireland tighthead can be.

# lions - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points Big Issues

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

From The42 Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing Starting XV

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# lions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

# lions - Monday 19 June, 2017

From The42 Letter from New Zealand: Māori heartland, Father's Day and the red army Off The Pitch

Letter from New Zealand: Māori heartland, Father's Day and the red army

Murray Kinsella checks in after moving from Rotorua to Hamilton ahead of the Chiefs game.

# lions - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play Blocking

Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play

The Lions boss has already raised the issue with match officials.

From The42 'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award Honour

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

From The42 'BOD shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you very much, you’ve given me a career!' Living With Lions

'BOD shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you very much, you’ve given me a career!'

20 years on from the series win over the Boks, tour documentary Living with Lions continues to make an impact.

# lions - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The42 'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions'' Cloud Nine

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''

Conor Murray says the Lions are in a good place heading into Test week.

From The42 Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua Powerhouse

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

From The42 As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced their stiffest test in the form of an exciting Maori outfit. We followed all the action from Rotorua.

From The42 'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’ Munster Man

'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’

Rua Tipoki has pride in his Māori blood and his time with Munster.

# lions - Friday 16 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa Motoring

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

# lions - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From The42 Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt Johnny's Show

Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt

The England international has emerged as a doubt for the first Test.

From The42 Major concern for the Lions as Owen Farrell drops out of Maori game injured Worry

Major concern for the Lions as Owen Farrell drops out of Maori game injured

The England international has suffered a grade-one quadriceps strain.

From The42 Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad Inside Info

Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad

The All Blacks boss says Warren Gatland is getting ready to split his squad into two teams.