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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 »

NZ Provincial Barbarians 7-13 British and Irish Lions live recap as Warren Gatland's squad kick off New Zealand tour - Mirror.co.uk

The British and Irish Lions' tour is underway and the tourists are one from one. That's the bottom line for Warren Gatland's squad after their 13-7 win over the semi-professional Provincial Barbarians. Jet lag and new combinations are obvious excuses ...and more »

Greig Laidlaw says Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions record speaks for itself amid criticism of tactics - Mirror.co.uk

Greig Laidlaw has insisted the individual records of the British and Irish Lions' four nations will carry precious little weight on a gruelling tour of New Zealand. Scotland scrum-half Laidlaw hailed head coach Warren Gatland's status as a series ...and more »

Four Irish to start for Lions against the Blues - RTE.ie

There will be eight Ireland players involved in the British and Irish Lions team to face the Blues on Wednesday in the second match of their New Zealand tour, with four set to start. An all-Irish centre partnership will be formed by Ulster's Kiwi-born ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Captain Sam Warburton dedicates New Zealand tour to London Bridge victims as Lions handed Maori welcome - Mirror.co.uk

Sam Warburton has spoken of his horror at the London atrocity and vowed that the Lions will play for the memory of the victims. News of the attack reached the tourists as they attended a massive Maori welcome by more than 400 warriors at the birthplace ...and more »

Lions team to play Provincial Barbarians: Kyle Sinckler and Ben Te'o shock starters for tour opener in Whangarei - The Sun

LIONS bolters Kyle Sinckler and Ben Te'o have gone straight into the starting side for Saturday's first tour match in New Zealand. Sinckler is ready to rip into the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians after promising he would be "angry, aggressive, ...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 »