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 Lions head coach Warren Gatland: “The frustrating thing for us is the amount of blocking that’s going on, the off-the-ball stuff.”  Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The temperature is rising in the New Zealand winter. Both the All Blacks and the Lions ramped up their performances over the weekend, as did their res(...)

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton who on Tuesday will play only his second game since early April. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The previously much-derided and pilloried Lions tourists of 2017 travelled south to Dunedin on Sunday for Tuesday’s latest rendezvous with an in-form (...)

 Lions captain Sam Warburton will lead the side against the Highlanders on Tuesday on his return from an ankle injury. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Fears over the fitness and wellbeing of Lions captain Sam Warburton have been allayed by his recall to lead the tourists in their next game against th(...)

Israel Dagg breaks clear to score  a try for New Zealand  in their match against Italy  at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Italy 10 New Zealand 68 New Zealand put last weekend’s defeat to Ireland to the back of their minds as they put Conor O’Shea’s Italy to the sword as(...)

Conor O’Shea, head coach of Italian rugby team during a training session in Rome. Photograph: Silvia Lore/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last Saturday, Conor O’Shea was bombarded with text messages: “He(...)

Lions’ Elton Jantjies scores a try while being tackled by Highlanders’ Ash Dixon during the Super  Rugby semi-final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Lions 42 Highlanders 30 Outhalf Elton Jantjies displayed a full array of skills to propel the Lions into their first Super Rugby final as they ended (...)

Beauden Barrett scored 26 points as New Zealand thrashed Wales in Dunedin. Photograph: AP

Wales slumped to their heaviest defeat to New Zealand in 13 years as Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a 46-6 victory in the third Test in Du(...)