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

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: 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 »

Lions tour: Assistant coach Ian Foster confident depleted All Blacks midfield will deliver - Newshub

While the All Blacks midfield resources may appear to be relatively stretched, assistant coach Ian Foster is comfortable they still have plenty of quality to call upon for Saturday's decisive third Test against the British and Irish Lions. The hosts ...and more »

Liam Williams an injury doubt as British and Irish Lions set to name line-up for showdown vs All Blacks -

Liam Williams has given the British and Irish Lions a scare ahead of tonight's Final Test team announcement, writes Alex Spink in Queenstown. The Wales full-back failed to train in the shadow of The Remarkables mountain range this morning due to leg ...and more »

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' last Test against Lions after copping four-week ban - ABC Online

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks and will miss the third and deciding Test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland next Saturday. Williams was sent off for a dangerous shoulder charge on Lions ...and more »

All Blacks take rare home loss to British and Irish Lions 'on the chin' - ABC Online

When the All Blacks tasted defeat on home soil for the first time in 2,849 days, it is little surprise their coach Steve Hansen declared "losing sucks". Hansen was speaking after the world champion All Blacks were beaten 24-21 by the British and Irish ...and more »

Lions' triumph over All Blacks marked another historic day for rugby union -

VICTORY for the Lions yesterday morning courtesy of a stirring late comeback against the All Blacks was magnificent sporting theatre and the perfect result to set up a series decider next weekend. By Jim Holden. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 22:30, Sat, Jul 1 ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Test after swinging arm citing is dismissed - The Independent

The British and Irish Lions struck a second blow in as many days in the series against the All Blacks on Sunday after they successfully argued against Sean O'Brien's citing for an alleged swinging arm, with the flanker cleared to play in the decisive ...and more »

Lions' pairing of Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell is brave not desperate - The Guardian (blog)

Johnny Sexton, left, and Owen Farrell. Having two playermakers makes it easier to change the gameplan as you go Photograph: David Davies/PA. Brave? Yes. Desperate? Absolutely not. It has been said Warren Gatland is a man with nothing to lose, that he's ...and more »

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

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 »