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British and Irish Lions 2017: Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Test after swinging arm citing is dismissed - The Independent

The British and Irish Lions struck a second blow in as many days in the series against the All Blacks on Sunday after they successfully argued against Sean O'Brien's citing for an alleged swinging arm, with the flanker cleared to play in the decisive ...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 »

The stakes are high for Johnny Sexton but the recalled No 10 insists the Lions can make history in Wellington - Daily Mail

Israel Dagg winced a little. 'Last week I was knackered for a long time after the match,' he said. 'I couldn't walk for two days. I don't expect it to be any different this time. It's make or break for them. They're hungry, down the road.' Hungry, and ...and more »

New Zealand 21 British and Irish Lions 24 as Owen Farrell's kick gives Lions stunning win to send series to decider - Scottish Daily Record

Farrell struck from the penalty spot three minutes from time to inflict on New Zealand their first home defeat in 48 games, dating back to 2009. Share. By. Alex Spink. 10:40, 1 JUL 2017; Updated 22:08, 1 JUL 2017. Sport. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current ...and more »

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

Johnny 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. The British & Irish Lions are being warned not to lose their heads amid ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: 'Simmering' Andy Farrell wants Lions to beat All Blacks with brains, not brawn - The Independent

It will not come as a surprise to hear that ahead of the second must-win Test against the All Blacks, Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell is “simmering”. The man in charge of their defence will not have been pleased to see the Lions concede three tries ...and more »

'Oh Maro Itoje'... why this was the greatest atmosphere I've known in years and years of reporting on rugby - WalesOnline

In Brisbane in 2001, it was 'Waltzing O'Driscoll'. In Wellington in 2017, it was 'Oh Maro Itoje'. Two famous Lions wins 16 years apart, two anthems that will always be associated with them. I never thought I would see that night at the Gabba in June ...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 »

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen is playing his cards badly against the British and Irish Lions - Daily Mail

I'm a fan of Steve Hansen. In fact I'm a fan of anybody who coaches at this level, and Steve has been an integral part of two World Cup wins with New Zealand. But the All Blacks coach is really under pressure this week. Just as last week was Warren ...and more »

Lions defend drinking and bungee jumping - 'It mirrors 2009 and 2013 when we had a recovery part' -

The British and Irish Lions have defended themselves against accusations that they have taken their foot off the gas by allowing players to go bungee jumping and drink alcohol in Queenstown just four days before the decisive third Test against the All ...and more »