Johnny Sexton to start first Lions game along with Rory Best and Iain Henderson - Irish Mirror

Johnny Sexton has been handed an early chance to nail down his Test credentials on the Lions tour. Sexton is one of three Irishmen named in the first Lions selection for the opening clash against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on Saturday.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Taulupe Faletau expects Sam Warburton to walk the walk, not talk the talk - The Independent

When the British and Irish Lions have their backs against the wall in their three-Test series against the All Blacks, they can turn to their captain, Sam Warburton, for inspiration even if it doesn't come out of his mouth, says Taulupe Faletau. The ...

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points - The42

The quality of the Lions' bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth. By Murray Kinsella Wednesday 31 May 2017, 9:17 PM. 39 minutes ago 1,958 Views 5 Comments. http://the42.ie/3419742. Share2 Tweet Email. Murray Kinsella reports ...

CONFIRMED - Three Irishmen named in the Lions team to face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians - Irish Independent

Jonathan Sexton as the British and Irish Lions squad arrive at Auckland Airport in New Zealand 1 Jonathan Sexton as the British and Irish Lions squad arrive at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile. Independent.ie ...

British and Irish Lions 2017: Sam Warburton leads squad against New Zealand Provincial Barbarians - The Independent

Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in their opening warm-up match of the 2017 tour of New Zealand in what will be his first appearance in nearly two months as he bids to prove he is fully fit to lead Warren Gatland's squad. The ...

British and Irish Lions greeted in New Zealand by traditional Maori welcoming ceremony - BBC Sport

Coverage: Live text commentary on every match on the BBC Sport website and mobile app. The Lions arrive. The Lions arrived at Auckland Airport on Wednesday lunchtime, with a smattering of travelling fans eager to catch a glimpse of the tourists.

'Shouldergate' drama of 2005 still alive for Brits - New Zealand Herald

Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions have arrived, chasing just their second series win on New Zealand soil in the 129-year history of clashes between touring sides and New Zealand rugby's finest. As expectations grow for the three-test series — the ...

Rugby: Cotter sees Laidlaw as midweek leader - New Zealand Herald

June 25, 2005: the British and Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll, centre, stands with his teammates as they watch the All Blacks perform a haka. Photo / Mark Baker. Vern Cotter has backed Greig Laidlaw as a "powerful, motivating presence" and an ...