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Patrick McKendry: British and Irish Lions performance a damp squib - New Zealand Herald

The fireworks which lit up the crisp Whangarei air high above Toll Stadium before this extraordinary match kicked off had little on the collisions against the famous visitors by the players from the second tier of the game here or the shining star ...and more »

Rugby: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians name side to take on Lions - New Zealand Herald

Matt Matich will come off the bench for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Photo / Photosport. By: Andrew Johnsen. Andrew Johnsen is the Northern Advocate sports editor. northernadvocat. Share via email Share on Facebook ...and more »

New Zealand beer wins over Irish fans with brilliant dig at Chicago win - Irish Independent

British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and 1 British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish ...and more »

Greig Laidlaw says Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions record speaks for itself amid criticism of tactics -

Greig Laidlaw has insisted the individual records of the British and Irish Lions' four nations will carry precious little weight on a gruelling tour of New Zealand. Scotland scrum-half Laidlaw hailed head coach Warren Gatland's status as a series ...and more »

British and Irish Lions: Rugby union's commercial big cats - BBC News

The British and Irish Lions are not only one of the biggest sporting names in rugby union, they are also arguably its premier commercial brand. This weekend Warren Gatland's squad kick off their tour of New Zealand, home of the World Cup holders. It ...and more »

Lions welcomed onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi with powhiri - Newshub

Fresh from Saturday night's narrow win over the Barbarians, the Lions were given a spectacular welcome at Waitangi on Sunday morning. It was the biggest powhiri at the Treaty ground in almost 30 years, with around 500 Māori warriors performing a fierce ...and more »

British and Irish Lions arrive to heroes' welcome in Auckland as Sam Warburton takes up Maori challenge -

The Lions captain was pronounced fit to lead the tourists in their opening match - his first game for over a month due to injury. He then avoided a diplomatic incident by successfully negotiating the Hongi - the Maori greeting which involves pressing ...and more »

Four Irish to start for Lions against the Blues -

There will be eight Ireland players involved in the British and Irish Lions team to face the Blues on Wednesday in the second match of their New Zealand tour, with four set to start. An all-Irish centre partnership will be formed by Ulster's Kiwi-born ...and more »

Air New Zealand mocks Qantas with new 'Lions' ad - Newshub

New Zealand's national carrier has taken a potshot at trans-Tasman rivals Qantas after the British and Irish Lions chose to fly here on the Australian airline. Teasing new footage of the Lions following their arrival in Auckland, Air New Zealand ...and more »

British & Irish Lions welcomed at Waitangi - Māori Television

The welcoming of the 2017 British & Irish Lions to Waitangi today provided a spark to the start of their tour of New Zealand in what was a spectacle that attracted hundreds of international visitors and media interest. Welsh international and Lion ...and more »