Gregor Paul

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Bundee Aki: will be the focus of special attention  when Ireland take on the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is arguably the greatest and definitely the crankiest in Ireland’s celebrated lineage of outhalves. Every so often, the commentators wi(...)

For Ireland, Saturday’s Test match against the All Blacks will bring about the usual feelings of trepidation, metered with a certain degree of confide(...)

New Zealand Rugby’s coffers are stuffed as fat as a Christmas turkey thanks to the British and Irish Lions. For six weeks stadiums from Whangarei to (...)

Warren Gatland wears a clown nose to the post-match press conference after the Lions final Test draw with the All Blacks. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP

The Barbarians came oh so close to toppling a Lions team which had revealed all the enthusiasm you’d expect out of a chicken heading towards KFC. (...)

Kieran Read in discussion with referee Romain Poite at the end of the All Blacks’ 15-15 draw with the Lions at Eden Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

One of the best Test series in living memory - and the best Lions tour of a generation - reached a strange conclusion on Saturday morning. The decidi(...)

Ronan O’Gara was given a tough time by the New Zealand media during the last tour in 2005. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the All Blacks and their coach Steve Hansen appear to have grown real respect for the touring Lions, the same cannot be said for parts of the New Z(...)

Sonny Bill Williams’ red card proved the key moment as the All Blacks were beaten by the Lions in Wellington. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Time to put the red wig, custard pies and oversized shoes back in the wardrobe - Warren Gatland is a clown no more. On Saturday morning the Lions coa(...)

The front page of the New Zealand Herald sports section on Tuesday morning after Warren Gatland’s comments about the All Blacks not playing fairly.

The British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand first plummeted to new depths before All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster rose above it all and res(...)

Is Liam Williams a better option than George North on the left wing? Some rugby writers in New Zealand think so.

Condescension or grudging respect? The New Zealand rugby media appear to be struggling to straddle that fine line in the wake of the Lions 34-6 victor(...)

Warren Gatland saw his Lions side beaten for a second time on Saturday morning. Photograph: Davia Davies/PA

‘Highlanders Claim Magical Victory’ proclaimed the headline in the New Zealand Herald and it offered an inkling of the tone that rugby wrier Gregor Pa(...)

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