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At the Heineken Champions Cup launch in Dublin;  Jarrad Butler (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) and Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues). Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Pool One      Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Last season: Champions. How they qualified: EC champions and Pro14 champion(...)

All Blacks’ Jordie Barrett  is tackled by “Lions of the Tour” Jonathan Davies  in the third Test match which ended in a 15-15 draw. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

NEW ZEALAND 15 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 15 As with the series, so with this draw. Regrets, they’ll each have a few, but the All Blacks will have mor(...)

Romain Poite blows the final whistle as the series is drawn. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

New Zealand 15 British & Irish Lions 15 The Americans would no doubt laugh at such an outcome. After 12 years of waiting, a tour of six weeks and(...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

Jordie Barrett will vie with elder brother Beauden for kicking duties against the Lions on Saturday. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

When Steve Hansen walks into a press conference and takes his seat in front of the attendant media, he retains an easy calm and with it a clear contro(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa on his way to his second and his side’s   third try an during the match against Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 9 New Zealand 21 No two games are the same and lightning did not strike twice. Ireland strained every sinew, and threw all but the kitchen si(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: “We’re expecting a physical encounter, one where they’ll kick the ball a fair bit. Sexton and Murray are both key guys at driving them around the park and have real variation in their kicking game.”

There are chinks of vulnerability there, what with their first three locks all ruled out and an untried, makeshift second-row, a rusty openside and sc(...)

“Jerome (Kaino) has been covering for us the last few weeks and he’s very comfortable in the position.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has thrown a few curve balls selection wise in the home city of Wednesday night’s baseball World Series winners the Chi(...)

All Blacks prepare to perform the Haka before last week’s semi-final victory over South Africa at Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images.

The top-two sides in the world. The two most complete sides in the tournament. The world’s best referee. The forecast is set fair, for Twickenham, (...)

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen: “Leadership  . . . is a learning skill. Self-belief is a massive thing.” Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

By the end, it was all black alright. Seemingly half of New Zealand had travelled over, and as Twickenham was engulfed in rain and a black sky more li(...)

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