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Warren Gatland urges Lions to make history after sticking with winning side - but All Blacks ring the changes -

Warren Gatland has urged his players to “make Lions history” after putting his faith in an unchanged squad ahead of the Test series decider against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday. Gatland sent out a strong message in naming the first unchanged ...and more »

Sonny Bill Williams sees red for thuggish shoulder charge on Anthony Watson -

In what is bound to be one of the major talking points of the second Test between the New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions, Sonny Bill Williams saw red after 23 minutes after a direct shoulder charge on Anthony Watson. Williams crashed into ...and more »

Sir Ian McGeechan taken to hospital for precautionary checks after falling unwell before second Lions Test -

Sir Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital for a check-up after collapsing hours before the second Lions Test against New Zealand. The former Lions coach's condition is not life threatening and he walked into the ambulance at the Westpac Stadium. His ...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 »

SBW answers Lions legend's plea - Radio New Zealand

Opinion - On Friday, the day before the test match, my rugby club in Wellington hosted a British & Irish Lions supporters tour group. It was a big day for Poneke FC out in Kilbirnie, around 600 British people came through the doors and drank an awful ...and more »

Liam Napier: Lions roar to set up fitting finale - New Zealand Herald

You could not have scripted this one. The Lions needed every second of a drama-filled test in Wellington, but this test series has the decider it so deserves. The 12 year wait has delivered. New Zealanders, put your loyalty aside for one second and ...and more »

Bryan Gould: Nothing 'ridiculous' about our rugby obsession - New Zealand Herald

Stephen Jones is the rugby correspondent for the Sunday Times. He has a long record of, as he puts it, "winding up" the New Zealand rugby public. It is perhaps unfortunate that a supposed expert on rugby should deliberately, on his own admission, fail ...and more »

Rugby: World Rugby gets the game it craves as Lions set up epic All Blacks decider - New Zealand Herald

NZ Herald rugby journalists Gregor Paul & Patrick McKendry wrap up the drama in the 2nd test match between the All Blacks and the Lions in Wellington. Gregor Paul. By: Gregor Paul. Sports writer. Share via email Share on ...and more »

'Why was Sean O'Brien deemed not guilty?' - New Zealand media fume over decision to dismiss citing -

Sean O'Brien of the British & Irish Lions arrives at New Zealand Rugby Offices 1 Sean O'Brien of the British & Irish Lions arrives at New Zealand Rugby Offices in Wellington for a judicial hearing after being cited for dangerous play during the second ...and more »

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 »