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 ...

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. 0. By Pete Samson / Published 30th June 2017. Warren Gatland GETTY. Warren Gatland will be hoping to avoid a second defeat in New ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Stuart 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 ...

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

It 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 ...

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

Former 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 ...

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

WELLINGTON, 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

In 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 ...

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

SATURDAY'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 ...