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

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

Independent.ieAndy Farrell embraces underdogs tag as British and Irish Lions chase shock winIndependent.ieAndy 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily StarLions Tour 2017: 'You'll see what we are made of' - Squad members on crucial TestDaily StarTHE BRITISH Lions have pledged to play the game of their lives and shock the sporting world in Wellington this morning. 0. By Pete Samson / Published 30th June 2017. Warren Gatland GETTY. Warren Gatland will be hoping to avoid a second defeat in New ...and more »

Sexton targets place in Lions history in second test - RTE.ie;

Sexton targets place in Lions history in second test - RTE.ie

RTE.ieSexton targets place in Lions history in second testRTE.ieJohnny 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 ...and more »

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

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

Independent.ieJohnny Sexton to tone down behaviour towards refs as he targets series levellerIndependent.ieJohnny 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 ...and more »

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

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

The42'We've a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'The42Johnny 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 ...and more »

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

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

Irish TimesJohnny Sexton aiming to make a difference as Lions seek to save seriesIrish TimesNew 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 ...and more »

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

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

The GuardianLions must keep discipline but show their intent, says Johnny SextonThe GuardianJohnny 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 ...and more »

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

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

Independent Community NewspaperLions tour: Former All Black Nick Evans believes the Sexton-Farrell axis is brave, not desperateIndependent Community NewspaperRugby 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 ...and more »

'We've got to be ready' - tactics take centre stage as All Blacks, Lions prepare to go again - TVNZ

'We've got to be ready' - tactics take centre stage as All Blacks, Lions prepare to go againTVNZThe media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. If you continue to have issues please refer to our help section: http://tvnz.co.nz/tvnz-corporate-comms/feedback-form-4935039 - Refresh ...and more »

Watch Sky Sports News' Lions Special - SkySports;

Watch Sky Sports News' Lions Special - SkySports

SkySportsWatch Sky Sports News' Lions SpecialSkySportsWatch 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 ...and more »

Now or never for Lions against All Blacks - Namibian;

Now or never for Lions against All Blacks - Namibian

NamibianNow or never for Lions against All BlacksNamibianWELLINGTON - 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 ...and more »

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

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

The West AustralianTour on the line for Gatland's LionsThe West AustralianHow 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 ...and more »

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

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

Stuff.co.nzAll Blacks coach Steve Hansen not in a hurry to come 'second' to the LionsStuff.co.nzBy 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 ...and more »

Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart Barnes - SkySports;

Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart Barnes - SkySports

SkySportsOwen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart BarnesSkySportsStuart Barnes says the British and Irish Lions' hopes of forcing a series decider rests on the game management of Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell. Warren Gatland has opted for start the two playmakers for Saturday's must-win second Test in Wellington ...and more »

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know - AOL UK;

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know - AOL UK

AOL UKNew Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to knowAOL UKIt is now or never for the British and Irish Lions, who must defeat the all-conquering New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday if they are to keep their series hopes alive. Following mixed results in preparation for last weekend's opening Test, the Lions ...and more »

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continue - Telegraph.co.uk;

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continue - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAll Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continueTelegraph.co.ukFormer New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick has strongly rejected claims that the future of the British and Irish Lions is in jeopardy ahead of the second Test in Wellington. The primary issue lies with combining future tours as part of the new global ...and more »

Lions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game' - ESPN.co.uk;

Lions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game' - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukLions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game'ESPN.co.ukWELLINGTON, New Zealand -- When is a game not 'just another game'? A good example is this weekend's second Test between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions. Talk of this being a cup final, or even a knockout match are being dodged, but there ...and more »

Sean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993 - SkySports;

Sean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993 - SkySports

SkySportsSean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993SkySportsThe British and Irish Lions' last Test victory over New Zealand was in Wellington in 1993 and it's a game Sean Fitzpatrick would rather forget. Fitzpatrick was the All Blacks skipper as the hosts fell to a 20-7 loss in the second Test at the now ...and more »

Analysing The Three Biggest Shocks From Warren Gatland's Lions Selection - Pundit Arena;

Analysing The Three Biggest Shocks From Warren Gatland's Lions Selection - Pundit Arena

Pundit ArenaAnalysing The Three Biggest Shocks From Warren Gatland's Lions SelectionPundit ArenaIn the early hours of Thursday morning, Warren Gatland released his squad for the crucial second Test on Saturday. Gatland has selected his team with a blend of power and flair, which could cause problems for the All Blacks. However, on reflection ...and more »

The key battles that will decide the Lions' crucial second test against the All Blacks - the Irish News;

The key battles that will decide the Lions' crucial second test against the All Blacks - the Irish News

the Irish NewsThe key battles that will decide the Lions' crucial second test against the All Blacksthe Irish NewsSATURDAY'S second Test match between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions will feature a number of fascinating and potentially-decisive individual battles. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the key contests. SONNY BILL WILLIAMS ...and more »