Lions playmakers Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell backed to strike up perfect partnership - the Irish News

JOHNNY Sexton and Owen Farrell can play on instinct for the British and Irish Lions after five weeks "joined at the hip" in New Zealand, according to Andy Farrell. Lions boss Warren Gatland has paired Sexton and Farrell as dual playmakers for today ...

NZ Rugby boss says Lions tours will continue - FOXSports.com

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew is confident British and Irish Lions tours will continue but says they will likely be shorter in future. There has been speculation that with an increasingly congested ...

Farrell: 'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us' - The42

THE ODDS ARE firmly stacked against the Lions, but the bullish Andy Farrell isn't buying into the lack of belief on the outside for a second. “The underdog has always had his day, hasn't he?” said Farrell on Friday. “When you get a squad together it's ...

British and Irish Lions warned not to turn Queenstown training camp into a 'stag do' after England's infamous dwarf ... - Daily Mail

The Lions have been warned not to treat Saturday's four-day camp in Queenstown as a 'stag do' after the 2011 dwarf tossing. Warren Gatland's squad will spend three nights in the infamous ski resort, where England's 2011 World Cup was derailed when a ...

Andy Farrell embraces underdogs tag as British and Irish Lions chase shock win - Independent.ie

Andy Farrell believes "the underdog has always had his day" as the British and Irish Lions chase an odds-defying second Test victory over New Zealand on Saturday. The Lions are clear outsiders, arriving at Westpac Stadium after suffering a 30-15 first ...

Johnny Sexton urging team-mates to earn place in Lions folklore - Daily Mail

Johnny Sexton believes it would be “one of the greatest Lions performances” if they secure Test series glory against world champions New Zealand. The Lions' long and illustrious history is littered with memorable victories, but they now need successive ...

Lions Tour 2017: 'You'll see what we are made of' - Squad members on crucial Test - Daily Star

THE BRITISH Lions have pledged to play the game of their lives and shock the sporting world in Wellington this morning. By Pete Samson / Published 1st July 2017. Warren Gatland GETTY. Warren Gatland will be hoping to avoid a second defeat in New ...

Johnny Sexton to tone down behaviour towards refs as he targets series leveller - Independent.ie

Johnny Sexton has admitted he needs to tone down his approach to referees ahead of the Lions' second Test against New Zealand in Wellington. The Ireland out-half was warned about waving his hands at the officials by Jaco Peyper during last week's first ...

Lions tour: Match Day - The excitement builds in the capital - Independent Community Newspaper

Fans and vans at the Barnett St car park near Te Papa on Friday night. Singing Welshman serenades a bus · Celebrating the Lions tour with 18,804 rugby ball passes. MONIQUE FORD/ FAIRFAX NZ. Warm raincoats are the order of the day, light showers are ...

'We've a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' - The42

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12. By Murray Kinsella Friday 30 Jun 2017, 10:00 PM. 8 minutes ago 6 Views No Comments. http://the42.ie/3471201. Share Tweet Email. Murray Kinsella ...

Lions must keep discipline but show their intent, says Johnny Sexton - The Guardian

Johnny Sexton will start at fly-half in the second Test and believes a tough but disciplined approach can help the Lions level the series. Photograph: Huw Evans/REX/Shutterstock. Lions tour 2017 ...

Johnny Sexton aiming to make a difference as Lions seek to save series - Irish Times

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Sat Irish time. Live on Sky Sports 1. Four years ago when the Lions went to Australia, Johnny Sexton was the main man. He went out as the likely Lions ...

Lions tour: Former All Black Nick Evans believes the Sexton-Farrell axis is brave, not desperate - Independent Community Newspaper

Rugby writers Mark Reason, Mark Geenty and Hamish Bidwell explore the main talking points of Saturday's second test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions. Brave, not desperate. That's how former All Black first-five Nick Evans sees Warren ...

Watch Sky Sports News' Lions Special - SkySports

Watch the Sky Sports News HQ Lions Special here from 9pm tonight to preview the second Test. The Lions were beaten 30-15 in the first Test, and need a victory at Westpac Stadium to ensure the series goes into a decider at Eden Park on July 8. Can ...

Titanic tactical battle looms in Wellington - Radio Sport

Coaching contemporaries Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland have been the grandmasters this week, talking openly about how to outwit the other in the second All Blacks-British and Irish Lions Test in Wellington. At the heart of the mind games has been ...

Now or never for Lions against All Blacks - Namibian

WELLINGTON - The British and Irish Lions go into Saturday's all-or-nothing second Test against New Zealand knowing they must win the tactical battle as well as the physical clashes to upset the world champions and keep the series alive. Already one ...

Lions tour: Kevin Norquay: Where will All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hide his poison? - Stuff.co.nz

Rugby writers Mark Reason, Mark Geenty and Hamish Bidwell explore the main talking points of Saturday's second test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions. OPINION: For the crucial rugby test at Westpac Stadium try to imagine Steve Hansen ...

Tour on the line for Gatland's Lions - The West Australian

How much have the British and Irish Lions learned in the space of a week? The answer to that question will determine whether the 2017 team send their series against the All Blacks into a third and deciding Test - or if they return home with the same ...

Big cats back All Blacks for tonight's test - New Zealand Herald

Feelings of feline favouritism may have blinded our lion soothsayers in the first Test last weekend. The Herald's pride of match-predicting lions, in the wake of Paul the psychic octopus who guessed winners in football's 2010 World Cup, let themselves ...

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen not in a hurry to come 'second' to the Lions - Stuff.co.nz

By hook or by crook, the British and Irish Lions head coach needs to level the test series against New Zealand on Saturday. And there'll be no greater leveller than the rain and northerly winds forecast to lash Westpac Stadium. Winning games of skill ...