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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Iain Henderson of the Lions looks on during the match between the Hurricanes and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Lions have put back the announcement of their team to play New Zealand in this Saturday’s second Test to tomorrow afternoon. The coaches have much(...)

 Rieko Ioane   scores a try for New Zealand as a helpless  Anthony Watson of the Lions looks on  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph:  Fiona Goodall/Getty

NEW ZEALAND 30 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 15 For an hour, this was an epic occasion and contest. The Lions confirmed their rapid progression over the (...)

Aaron Smith celebrates Rieko Ioane scoring their second try. Photograph:  Marty Melville/Inpho

New Zealand 30 British & Irish Lions 15 Just too good. The world’s best side at this point in time - and perhaps any other - showed no signs of r(...)

The Sexton-Farrell axis looks more of an option for the last 20 minutes or so. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The Lions’ coaching staff are scheduled to meet on Wednesday to finalise their match-day 23 for the first test in Auckland next Saturday, to be announ(...)

Warren Gatland has retained 11 of the starting XV which beat the Crusaders for Saturday’s clash with the New Zealand Maori. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Audition time. In retaining 11 of the starting team from last week’s benchmark win over the Crusaders - the high point of the tour to date - for Satur(...)

Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the rest of the Lions tour with a fractured facial bone. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty

The Lions management will not be calling up a replacement for Stuart Hogg after it was confirmed that the luckless Scottish full back has been ruled o(...)

The combination of Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell in the 10-12 axis was a huge boost to the Lions after Jonathan Davies was forced off with a head injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This victory was an eloquent rebuttal of accusations that the Lions would descend into a spiral of defeats in tracing a line from last week’s disappoi(...)

Lions scrumhalf  Conor Murray is tackled during the tour match against the Crusaders at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Crusaders 3 Lions 12 The Lions tour is back on track and no mistake. On a cold, crisp but engrossing night at a packed AMI Stadium, in front of 20,49(...)

 Johnny Sexton of the British & Irish Lions is tackled by Dwayne Sweeney (left) and James Tucker  of New Zealand Provincial Barbarians during Saturday’s game  at the Toll Stadium  in Whangarei. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton will prove his “world-class” abilities all over again in New Zealand after a tough opening with the British and Irish Lions, according t(...)

Johnny Sexton passes the ball as Bryn Gatland of NZ Provincial Barbarians closes in. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

1) Sluggish Lions slow off the mark The rustiness of the Lions was evident from the first whistle, when they failed to gather the kick-off and procee(...)

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