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Patrick McKendry: British and Irish Lions performance a damp squib - New Zealand Herald

The fireworks which lit up the crisp Whangarei air high above Toll Stadium before this extraordinary match kicked off had little on the collisions against the famous visitors by the players from the second tier of the game here or the shining star ...and more »

Rugby: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians name side to take on Lions - New Zealand Herald

Matt Matich will come off the bench for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Photo / Photosport. By: Andrew Johnsen. Andrew Johnsen is the Northern Advocate sports editor. andrew.johnsen@nzme.co.nz northernadvocat. Share via email Share on Facebook ...and more »

Gatland vs Gatland for Lions opener - Radio New Zealand

It will be Gatland against Gatland in Whangarei on Saturday night as the British and Irish Lions kick off their tour of New Zealand against the Provincial Barbarians. Bryn Gatland, left, and Warren Gatland - who said he was looking forward to see how ...and more »

Travel stiffness keeps Lions awake when they should have been sleeping - Irish Independent

Alun Wyn Jones of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the New Zealand 1 Alun Wyn Jones of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions. Photo by Stephen ...and more »

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

British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and 1 British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish ...and more »

British & Irish Lions welcomed at Waitangi - Māori Television

The welcoming of the 2017 British & Irish Lions to Waitangi today provided a spark to the start of their tour of New Zealand in what was a spectacle that attracted hundreds of international visitors and media interest. Welsh international and Lion ...and more »

Chris Rattue: Warren Gatland the wrong coach as Lions look like chickens approaching KFC - New Zealand Herald

One game in, and supporters of the British and Irish and New Zealand Lions will already be wondering if they've got the right coach. Methinks not. The opening performance from this multi-national force in Whangarei - against a mob of no-names who'd ...and more »

Lions welcomed onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi with powhiri - Newshub

Fresh from Saturday night's narrow win over the Barbarians, the Lions were given a spectacular welcome at Waitangi on Sunday morning. It was the biggest powhiri at the Treaty ground in almost 30 years, with around 500 Māori warriors performing a fierce ...and more »

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

The British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland talks after they arrived at Auckland International Airport today. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on ...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 »