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Warren Gatland launches defence of his coaching technique amid criticism of 'Warrenball' - Telegraph.co.uk

An exasperated Warren Gatland has hit back at fresh criticism of his so-called “Warrenball” coaching technique – and insisted instead that he is encouraging the British and Irish Lions to develop an instinctive attacking X-factor to beat the All Blacks ...and more »

Lions land in Auckland and get traditional Maori welcome - Telegraph.co.uk

The British and Irish Lions have landed in New Zealand for their 10-match tour. The tourists touched down shortly after midday local time in Auckland (1am BST) and were welcomed with a haka inside the airport building. British and Irish Lions rugby ...and more »

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. andrew.johnsen@nzme.co.nz 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 »

Rugby Union - Telegraph.co.uk

While team performance will naturally be under the spotlight when the Lions tour New Zealand, a range of other factors, including the threat posed by individual opponents, will be the subject of intense analysis. Getting a good night's sleep will be ...and more »

There is no point being negative about the Lions' victory - no one was injured and lessons will be learnt - Telegraph.co.uk

There is no point being too negative about Saturday's Lions performance. It was not the most attractive game of rugby I've ever seen but give the Provincial Barbarians credit; they were all comfortable on the ball and it proved to be a good lesson for ...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 »

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 »