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Lions' triumph over All Blacks marked another historic day for rugby union - Express.co.uk

That contest should be a compelling spectacle. But the 24-21 scoreline in rain-sodden Wellington yesterday, happy as it was for thousands of travelling fans and many more TV viewers back home, was less important than another statistic from this ...and more »

British Lions' 'rolling Sherman tank' Tadhg Furlong is on red alert for a Blacklash at fortress Eden Park as team ... - The Sun

GREEN GIANT Tadhg Furlong is on red alert for a Blacklash at fortress Eden Park. The 19st Irish prop has been dubbed a 'rolling Sherman tank' by the Kiwis for his performances in New Zealand. The Lions hope to scale the heights after taking advantage ...and more »

Lions handed huge boost as Sean O'Brien is cleared of punching All Blacks' Waisake Naholo to play in Third Test - The Sun

SEAN O'BRIEN handed the Lions a massive boost as he was cleared of landing a punch on Waisake Naholo to play in the Third Test. But All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is OUT of Saturday's Eden Park decider as he was banned for four weeks for smashing ...and more »

Lions' pairing of Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell is brave not desperate - The Guardian (blog)

Warren Gatland's selection for the second Test gives the Lions balance, the ability to get the ball wider, quicker – plus it's another kicking option. Contact author. @nick10evans. Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.45 EDT Last modified on Wed 21 Feb 2018 15.29 EST ...and more »

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' last Test against Lions after copping four-week ban - ABC Online

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks and will miss the third and deciding Test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland next Saturday. Williams was sent off for a dangerous shoulder charge on Lions ...and more »

All Blacks take rare home loss to British and Irish Lions 'on the chin' - ABC Online

When the All Blacks tasted defeat on home soil for the first time in 2,849 days, it is little surprise their coach Steve Hansen declared "losing sucks". Hansen was speaking after the world champion All Blacks were beaten 24-21 by the British and Irish ...and more »

Sam Warburton vows to not let the Lions die as they face must-win second Test against dominant New Zealand - The Sun

The skipper knows the match is all or nothing to keep alive their dream of defeating the All Blacks Down Under. By Jonny Fordham. 29th June 2017, 10:34 pm. Updated: 29th June 2017, 10:34 pm. SAM WARBURTON vowed not to let the Lions die as he bids to ...and more »

Lions tour: All Blacks prop Joe Moody deflects blame off Sonny Bill Williams for second Test loss to Lions - Newshub

All Blacks prop Joe Moody says their own shortcomings were to blame for the second Test loss to the British and Irish Lions, not the sending off of Sonny Bill Williams. Moody says the team were quick to forgive Williams for his red card offence early ...and more »

What history teaches us when Lions tours go to a decider - Irish Times

Warren Gatland's Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the touring party of 1971 have managed that feat against the All Blacks but during the course of Lions ...and more »

Jamie George calls for calm as history beckons for Lions - Irish Times

A curious quirk of the Lions' game against the Maori was that Tadhg Furlong was the only non-Saracens man in the Lions' tight five, as happened again if only for a few minutes in the first Test. He has packed down almost exclusively with the Saracens ...and more »