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The Telegraph announces star-studded line-up for the Lions tour of New Zealand - Telegraph.co.uk

The Telegraph unveiled its team for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on Wednesday, with four new additions to an already stellar line-up. All Blacks World Cup winner and former British and Irish Lions coach Sir Graham Henry will be ...and more »

Good luck Warren - you will need it: Why this New Zealand tour will stretch the Lions to the limit - Telegraph.co.uk

'Better never stops' is one of the maxims of the All Blacks, a desire to seek constant improvement, an attitude that the British and Irish Lions will face from the moment that they touch down in New Zealand. They already have to cope with the most ...and more »

British Lions savaged by New Zealand media after scraping win in opening match - The Sun

THE LIONS have been savaged by New Zealand media for fluffing their lines in their opening tour game. Warren Gatland's side could only sneak past the Provincial Barbarians 13-7 in what is expected to be the easiest game of the tour. The Lions struggled ...and more »

New Zealand beer wins over Irish fans with brilliant dig at Chicago win - Irish Independent

New Zealand beer company Moa NZ Gold Ale have won over Irish fans touring the Lions tour of New Zealand with a brilliant slogan poking fun at the All Blacks only defeat of 2016. Steve Hansen's side managed to win an incredible 13 of 14 games last year, ...and more »

Lions tour: Live updates - New Zealand Provincial Barbarians vs British Lions - Newshub

Provincial Barbarians - 7 - 13 - British Lions. FULL TIME: The Lions are lucky as the crowd stand and salute the Baabaas. What a spectacle - not the greatest match, but indeed a great spectacle. The Lions mouthing off to the Barbarians' players ...and more »

Gatland v Gatland: Warren aiming at Bryn in Lions opener - New Zealand Herald

Lions coach Warren Gatland says his son Bryn probably expects to make a few tackles against his side in tomorrow's tour opener. Gatland senior is going to instruct New Zealand-born second five-eighths Ben Te'o to angle back and target Bryn at No10 - an ...and more »

Gordon D'Arcy: What Lions need to take from early games - Irish Times

Imagine the British and Irish Lions tour in reverse. Warren Gatland picks a 30-man squad to be ensconced in the Vale of Glamorgan. Now leave them there. Let the All Blacks gather 41 bodies to journey north. Let them sift through the wreckage after ...and more »

British and Irish Lions: Rugby union's commercial big cats - BBC News

The British and Irish Lions are not only one of the biggest sporting names in rugby union, they are also arguably its premier commercial brand. This weekend Warren Gatland's squad kick off their tour of New Zealand, home of the World Cup holders. It ...and more »

Lions vs Blues: When is the match on, what TV channel is it on and where is it being played? - The Sun

THE British and Irish Lions tour is underway. And coach Warren Gatland will get a second chance to look at his players this week as they take on the Blues. The Lions face the Blues in midweek, following their match against the Provincial Barbarians.and more »

British Lions tour to New Zealand: Mike Phillips says he's sick of the way people roll out red carpet for awesome ... - The Sun

THE Lions cannot roll over in awe of the All Blacks like so many teams have done in the past. New Zealand are a formidable side who have earned that respect and aura they have created. Mike Phillips joins SunSport as a Lions columnist. News Group ...and more »