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British and Irish Lions 2017: Jamie George warns tourists must cut out penalty count if they are to make history - The Independent

Jamie George believes that the Lions are on the cusp of something huge for rugby worldwide, but warned that they will miss out if they do not learn to cut out the penalties that nearly cost them the second Test. The British and Irish Lions face a ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Neil Jenkins wary of All Blacks backlash but will leave motivation down to the players - The Independent

Neil Jenkins knows what it takes to win a Lions series. The former Wales international was part of the 1997 side that clinched a 2-1 victory over South Africa, and he was also on the coaching staff four years ago for the triumph over Australia. However ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

British and Irish Lions vs All Blacks: Five things we learned from the tourists' second Test victory - The Independent

The British and Irish Lions beat New Zealand 24-21 to win the second Test in Wellington and keep their hopes of a series victory alive. It was a scrappy and ill-disciplined match at the Westpac Stadium, that saw Sonny Bill Williams become the first All ...and more »

Warren Gatland urges Lions to make history after sticking with winning side - but All Blacks ring the changes -

Warren Gatland has urged his players to “make Lions history” after putting his faith in an unchanged squad ahead of the Test series decider against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday. Gatland sent out a strong message in naming the first unchanged ...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 »