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

That contest should be a compelling spectacle. But the 24-21 scoreline in rain-sodden Wellington yesterday, happy as it was for thousands of travelling fans and many more TV viewers back home, was less important than another statistic from this showdown.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 »

British Lions' 'rolling Sherman tank' Tadhg Furlong is on red alert for a Blacklash at fortress Eden Park as team ... - The Sun

GREEN GIANT Tadhg Furlong is on red alert for a Blacklash at fortress Eden Park. The 19st Irish prop has been dubbed a 'rolling Sherman tank' by the Kiwis for his performances in New Zealand. The Lions hope to scale the heights after taking advantage ...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 handed huge boost as Sean O'Brien is cleared of punching All Blacks' Waisake Naholo to play in Third Test - The Sun

SEAN O'BRIEN handed the Lions a massive boost as he was cleared of landing a punch on Waisake Naholo to play in the Third Test. But All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is OUT of Saturday's Eden Park decider as he was banned for four weeks for ...and more »

New Zealand 21 British and Irish Lions 24: draw series level with heroic victory after Sonny Bill Williams is sent ... - The Sun

THE LIONS took the epic All Blacks series to a final game decider at fortress Eden Park with a blockbuster win in Wellington. England hero Owen Farrell booted the crucial points to send the 'Cake Tin' absolutely bonkers. Conor Murray crashed over the a ...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' pairing of Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell is brave not desperate - The Guardian (blog)

Warren Gatland's selection for the second Test gives the Lions balance, the ability to get the ball wider, quicker – plus it's another kicking option. Contact author. @nick10evans. Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.45 EDT Last modified on Wed 21 Feb 2018 15.29 EST.and more »

Jamie George calls for calm as history beckons for Lions - Irish Times

A curious quirk of the Lions' game against the Maori was that Tadhg Furlong was the only non-Saracens man in the Lions' tight five, as happened again if only for a few minutes in the first Test. He has packed down almost exclusively with the Saracens ...and more »