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Worcester's Gary Gold says Ben Te'o a victim of the Lions' muddled thinking -

Worcester director of rugby Gary Gold believes that the omission of Warriors centre Ben Te'o for the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington is another example of the Lions' muddled thinking. Te'o was among the Lions' best players in the 30-15 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Johnny Sexton says he can be perfect partners for Lions with rival Owen Farrell in vital Second Test - The Sun

THE last time they appeared in the same Test match, they were 'trying to kill each other'. Today, Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell stand shoulder-to-shoulder as brothers in arms, desperately bidding to keep the Lions' hopes alive in the Second Test ...and more »

Lions tour: Mako Vunipola should've seen red card for Beauden Barrett clear-out - Newshub

Make no mistake about it - Mako Vunipola should have been given his permanent marching orders for his off-the-ball tackle on All Blacks' pivot Beauden Barrett, according to former Lions midfielder Will Greenwood. Vunipola copped a yellow card for his ...and more »

Lions tour: All Blacks prop Joe Moody deflects blame off Sonny Bill Williams for second Test loss to Lions - Newshub

All Blacks prop Joe Moody says their own shortcomings were to blame for the second Test loss to the British and Irish Lions, not the sending off of Sonny Bill Williams. Moody says the team were quick to forgive Williams for his red card offence early ...and more »

Lions boss Warren Gatland insists his side have shackled worried New Zealand ahead of crunch Test series decider - The Sun

THE LIONS have arrived in the 'adventure capital of the world' — where adrenalin junkies get their kicks through extreme sports. But nothing in sport could be quite as extreme as the challenge awaiting the tourists at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday ...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 »