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Luke Fitzgerald would make one change to the Lions team to face the All Blacks in the final test - Independent.ie

1 July 2017; British and Irish Lions players, from left, Liam Williams, 1 1 July 2017; British and Irish Lions players, from left, Liam Williams, Jack McGrath and Taulupe Faletau during the Second Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017 video diary: Tourists' dreams become a reality as Warren Gatland's side level the series - The Independent

The British and Irish Lions kept their hopes of defeating the All Blacks alive with a 24-21 last-gasp victory in Saturday's second Test at Westpac Stadium in a highly controversial and incident-packed encounter in Wellington. The Lions did not lead the ...and more »

Gordon D'Arcy: Shut down Smith, shut down the All Blacks - Irish Times

The more I re-watch the second Test, the more I see how vital New Zealand's scrumhalf is to their attacking template. Aaron Smith dominated the first Test in Eden Park. He dominated the tempo and the direction of play. That was addressed on Saturday in ...and more »

What history teaches us when Lions tours go to a decider - Irish Times

Warren Gatland's Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the touring party of 1971 have managed that feat against the All Blacks but during the course of Lions ...and more »

The New Zealand press react: 'This was not a fair fight' - Irish Times

Time to put the red wig, custard pies and oversized shoes back in the wardrobe - Warren Gatland is a clown no more. On Saturday morning the Lions coach and his side answered their critics in fine style, grinding it out to win 24-21 against the All ...and more »

'It will be brutal' - Furlong braced for huge All Blacks battle - RTE.ie

Tadhg Furlong: 'When your pride is a little dented, you come out and you'll be absolutely bulling for it.' Tadhg Furlong has warned the British and Irish Lions to prepare for the "most brutal" Test match of their careers in Saturday's series decider ...and more »

Lions prepare for decider with bungee jumping and beer - Irish Times

It is at times like this, with a major Test series poised at 1-1 before a decisive finale, that top-level coaches earn their money. On the one hand the British & Irish Lions need no extra motivation for the biggest game of their lives, on the other ...and more »

Sean O'Brien decision could be the boost that drives Lions to victory - Irish Times

Had Sean O'Brien been suspended for the third Test it would undoubtedly have been a game changer in favour of the All Blacks. Hereabouts, they respect the Tullow Tank hugely, so his guaranteed presence for the Lions in Eden Park in next Saturday's ...and more »

Éanna Falvey says Lions' lack of injuries due to intense training - Irish Times

The Lions squad will return to training on Wednesday before relocating to Auckland from Queenstown, where they enjoyed a couple of days off in the countdown to Saturday's momentous series decider against the All Blacks in their Eden Park fortress. They ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Liam Williams in injury concern ahead of third Test as Jared Payne is ruled out - The Independent

Liam Williams did not complete training on Wednesday as the British and Irish Lions full-back picked up a tight hamstring on the same day that it was confirmed that Jared Payne will play no further part on the tour of New Zealand. Wales back Williams ...and more »