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Warren Gatland launches defence of his coaching technique amid criticism of 'Warrenball' -

An exasperated Warren Gatland has hit back at fresh criticism of his so-called “Warrenball” coaching technique – and insisted instead that he is encouraging the British and Irish Lions to develop an instinctive attacking X-factor to beat the All Blacks ...and more »

Lions land in Auckland and get traditional Maori welcome -

The British and Irish Lions have landed in New Zealand for their 10-match tour. The tourists touched down shortly after midday local time in Auckland (1am BST) and were welcomed with a haka inside the airport building. British and Irish Lions rugby ...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 »

The Telegraph announces star-studded line-up for the Lions tour of New Zealand -

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 »

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. northernadvocat. Share via email Share on Facebook ...and more »

Sam Warburton to captain Lions as rookie Kyle Sinckler gets the nod -

Kyle Sinckler, the 24-year-old Harlequins prop who has yet to start a Test match for England, has been fast-tracked straight into the British and Irish Lions side as Sam Warburton returns as captain for their opening tour game against the New Zealand ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland lashes out over 'Warrenball' criticism - The Independent

Warren Gatland fiercely defended himself against criticism of his playing style after being confronted with a question about “Warrenball”, with the British and Irish Lions head coach asking himself "I don't know why I have to keep defending myself ...and more »

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

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 »

British Lions boss Warren Gatland angrily defends coaching style as 'Warrenball' continues to come under fire -

Coach was heard raging “I don't know why I have to keep defending myself!” as pre-match press conference broke up. Share; 1Comment. By. Alex Spink. 09:10, 5 JUN 2017; Updated 01:24, 6 JUN 2017. Sport. Gatland has defended his direct style (Image: Getty ...and more »