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British and Irish Lions have been warned not to turn the training camp into a 'stag-do' - Daily Mail;

British and Irish Lions have been warned not to turn the training camp into a 'stag-do' - Daily Mail

Daily MailBritish and Irish Lions have been warned not to turn the training camp into a 'stag-do'Daily Mail'Win, lose or draw on Saturday, it's a chance for the players to de-stress and get bit of headspace,' Feehan told Sportsmail. 'The coaches feel this is the right thing to do. 'The players were told at the start what's expected. You loosen the reins as ...and more »

Andy Farrell embraces underdogs tag as British and Irish Lions chase shock win - Independent.ie;

Andy Farrell embraces underdogs tag as British and Irish Lions chase shock win - Independent.ie

Independent.ieAndy Farrell embraces underdogs tag as British and Irish Lions chase shock winIndependent.ieAndy Farrell believes "the underdog has always had his day" as the British and Irish Lions chase an odds-defying second Test victory over New Zealand on Saturday. The Lions are clear outsiders, arriving at Westpac Stadium after suffering a 30-15 first ...and more »

Johnny Sexton urging team-mates to earn place in Lions folklore - Halstead Gazette;

Johnny Sexton urging team-mates to earn place in Lions folklore - Halstead Gazette

Halstead GazetteJohnny Sexton urging team-mates to earn place in Lions folkloreHalstead GazetteJohnny Sexton believes it would be “one of the greatest Lions performances” if they secure Test series glory against world champions New Zealand. The Lions' long and illustrious history is littered with memorable victories, but they now need successive ...and more »

Lions Tour 2017: 'You'll see what we are made of' - Squad members on crucial Test - Daily Star;

Lions Tour 2017: 'You'll see what we are made of' - Squad members on crucial Test - Daily Star

Daily StarLions Tour 2017: 'You'll see what we are made of' - Squad members on crucial TestDaily StarTHE BRITISH Lions have pledged to play the game of their lives and shock the sporting world in Wellington this morning. By Pete Samson / Published 30th June 2017. Warren Gatland GETTY. Warren Gatland will be hoping to avoid a second defeat in New ...and more »

Johnny Sexton to tone down behaviour towards refs as he targets series leveller - Independent.ie;

Johnny Sexton to tone down behaviour towards refs as he targets series leveller - Independent.ie

Independent.ieJohnny Sexton to tone down behaviour towards refs as he targets series levellerIndependent.ieJohnny Sexton has admitted he needs to tone down his approach to referees ahead of the Lions' second Test against New Zealand in Wellington. The Ireland out-half was warned about waving his hands at the officials by Jaco Peyper during last week's first ...and more »

Lions tour: Match Day - The excitement builds in the capital - Independent Community Newspaper;

Lions tour: Match Day - The excitement builds in the capital - Independent Community Newspaper

Independent Community NewspaperLions tour: Match Day - The excitement builds in the capitalIndependent Community NewspaperFans and vans at the Barnett St car park near Te Papa on Friday night. Singing Welshman serenades a bus · Celebrating the Lions tour with 18,804 rugby ball passes. MONIQUE FORD/ FAIRFAX NZ. Warm raincoats are the order of the day, light showers are ...and more »

'We've a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' - The42;

'We've a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' - The42

The42'We've a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'The42Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12. By Murray Kinsella Friday 30 Jun 2017, 10:00 PM. 8 minutes ago 6 Views No Comments. http://the42.ie/3471201. Share Tweet Email. Murray Kinsella ...and more »

Lions may be underdogs but we will have our day, says Mr Motivator, Andy Farrell - Telegraph.co.uk;

Lions may be underdogs but we will have our day, says Mr Motivator, Andy Farrell - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukLions may be underdogs but we will have our day, says Mr Motivator, Andy FarrellTelegraph.co.ukAndy Farrell could have been excused if he had shaped to put his hand in his pocket and put his cash on the table. The Lions' defence coach had just been told that the odds against a Lions victory were 5-1, a huge imbalance in prospects in a two -horse ...and more »

Lions must keep discipline but show their intent, says Johnny Sexton - The Guardian;

Lions must keep discipline but show their intent, says Johnny Sexton - The Guardian

The GuardianLions must keep discipline but show their intent, says Johnny SextonThe GuardianJohnny Sexton will start at fly-half in the second Test and believes a tough but disciplined approach can help the Lions level the series. Photograph: Huw Evans/REX/Shutterstock. Lions tour 2017 ...and more »

'We've got to be ready' - tactics take centre stage as All Blacks, Lions prepare to go again - TVNZ

'We've got to be ready' - tactics take centre stage as All Blacks, Lions prepare to go againTVNZThe media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. If you continue to have issues please refer to our help section: http://tvnz.co.nz/tvnz-corporate-comms/feedback-form-4935039 - Refresh ...and more »

Watch Sky Sports News' Lions Special - SkySports;

Watch Sky Sports News' Lions Special - SkySports

SkySportsWatch Sky Sports News' Lions SpecialSkySportsWatch the Sky Sports News HQ Lions Special here from 9pm tonight to preview the second Test. The Lions were beaten 30-15 in the first Test, and need a victory at Westpac Stadium to ensure the series goes into a decider at Eden Park on July 8. Can ...and more »

Now or never for Lions against All Blacks - Namibian;

Now or never for Lions against All Blacks - Namibian

NamibianNow or never for Lions against All BlacksNamibianWELLINGTON - The British and Irish Lions go into Saturday's all-or-nothing second Test against New Zealand knowing they must win the tactical battle as well as the physical clashes to upset the world champions and keep the series alive. Already one ...and more »

Tour on the line for Gatland's Lions - The West Australian;

Tour on the line for Gatland's Lions - The West Australian

The West AustralianTour on the line for Gatland's LionsThe West AustralianHow much have the British and Irish Lions learned in the space of a week? The answer to that question will determine whether the 2017 team send their series against the All Blacks into a third and deciding Test - or if they return home with the same ...and more »

Big cats back All Blacks for tonight's test - New Zealand Herald;

Big cats back All Blacks for tonight's test - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldBig cats back All Blacks for tonight's testNew Zealand HeraldFeelings of feline favouritism may have blinded our lion soothsayers in the first Test last weekend. The Herald's pride of match-predicting lions, in the wake of Paul the psychic octopus who guessed winners in football's 2010 World Cup, let themselves ...and more »

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen not in a hurry to come 'second' to the Lions - Stuff.co.nz;

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen not in a hurry to come 'second' to the Lions - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzAll Blacks coach Steve Hansen not in a hurry to come 'second' to the LionsStuff.co.nzBy hook or by crook, the British and Irish Lions head coach needs to level the test series against New Zealand on Saturday. And there'll be no greater leveller than the rain and northerly winds forecast to lash Westpac Stadium. Winning games of skill ...and more »

Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart Barnes - SkySports;

Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart Barnes - SkySports

SkySportsOwen Farrell and Johnny Sexton crucial to Lions' chances, says Stuart BarnesSkySportsStuart Barnes says the British and Irish Lions' hopes of forcing a series decider rests on the game management of Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell. Warren Gatland has opted for start the two playmakers for Saturday's must-win second Test in Wellington ...and more »

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know - AOL UK;

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know - AOL UK

AOL UKNew Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to knowAOL UKIt is now or never for the British and Irish Lions, who must defeat the all-conquering New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday if they are to keep their series hopes alive. Following mixed results in preparation for last weekend's opening Test, the Lions ...and more »

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continue - Telegraph.co.uk;

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continue - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAll Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick backs Lions tours to continueTelegraph.co.ukFormer New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick has strongly rejected claims that the future of the British and Irish Lions is in jeopardy ahead of the second Test in Wellington. The primary issue lies with combining future tours as part of the new global ...and more »

Lions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game' - ESPN.co.uk;

Lions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game' - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukLions take on All Blacks in second Test that's more than 'just a game'ESPN.co.ukWELLINGTON, New Zealand -- When is a game not 'just another game'? A good example is this weekend's second Test between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions. Talk of this being a cup final, or even a knockout match are being dodged, but there ...and more »

Sean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993 - SkySports;

Sean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993 - SkySports

SkySportsSean Fitzpatrick recalls last Lions win over New Zealand in 1993SkySportsThe British and Irish Lions' last Test victory over New Zealand was in Wellington in 1993 and it's a game Sean Fitzpatrick would rather forget. Fitzpatrick was the All Blacks skipper as the hosts fell to a 20-7 loss in the second Test at the now ...and more »