Lions’ Maro Itoje and New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick jump for a line out. Retallick  said the Lions had raised the physicality stakes in game two. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

The All Blacks are chomping at the bit to get back out on the pitch on Saturday against the British and Irish Lions and avenge only their fifth loss i(...)

Robbie Henshaw of the Lions is tackled by Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders  in Dunedin. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

For eight of this starting team, their only previous start was in the defeat to the Blues a week ago. All told, 16 of this match-day squad were Involv(...)

 New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen speaking during a press conference. Photograph: Getty Images

Steve Hansen has cast doubt on the British and Irish Lions’ schedule ahead of their three-Test series against New Zealand. The Lions are due to arriv(...)

Jack McGrath during British & Irish Lions training at Carton House on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

Warren Gatland has confirmed that Jack McGrath will be fit to travel with the British and Irish Lions to New Zealand next Monday after a scan on the a(...)

Garry Ringrose: “The best example of a player who was unlucky not to be picked in the original squad is Garry Ringrose, but if in the last week the weather forecast says it will be pelting it down, it could be that someone else comes in instead of him,” says Lions coach Warren Gatland.

Warren Gatland is to draw up a standby list for his British and Irish Lions squad, but he will keep its contents private so as to avoid becoming a hos(...)

British and Irish Lions fans at Stadium Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: Steve Christo/Corbis via Getty Images

New Zealanders are opening their homes to British and Irish Lions fans who have been priced out of affordable accommodation during the upcoming tour. (...)

Dylan Hartley leaves the pitch after being sent off against Leinster. Ireland captain Rory Best has backed Hartley to captain the Lions on their summer tour of New Zealand. Photo: Pete Norton/Getty Images

Rory Best insists Dylan Hartley still has plenty of time to state a compelling case for the British and Irish Lions’ captaincy. Ireland captain Best (...)

Warren Gatland has again been confirmed as the British and Irish Lions head coach. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Warren Gatland has been confirmed as the British and Irish Lions coach again for next year’s daunting tour to New Zealand. Unveiled in a press confe(...)

Brian O’Driscoll sits alongside coach Warren Gatland during a press conference in Perth in 2013 - during the Lions tour to Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland would probably be the best person to coach the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand next year, according to(...)

The Lions will play New Zealand Super Rugby sides for the first time on their 2017 tour. Photograph: Inpho

The British and Irish Lions’ tour of 2017 is set to comprise games against New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the first time.New Zealand Rugby chief ex(...)

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