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Jordie Barrett scores his try against the Lions on his first Test start. Photo:  Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

Jordie Barrett - A 20-year-old with limitless potential but exposed behind the gainline by Jonathan Davies. Still, stunning leaps into the air, one wh(...)

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(...)

Lions captain Sam Warburton refused to get carried away in the wake of his side’s 24-21 win over the All Blacks in Wellington. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Captain Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions’ victory over New Zealand in Wellington will count for nothing unless they win the Test series (...)

Maro Itoje produced another impressive performance as the Lions beat the All Blacks 24-21 in Wellington. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

SBW can’t shake his rugby league roots Sonny Bill Williams is a Rugby League skin at heart. The high shot is part of his DNA. Once SBW saw the opport(...)

 Sonny Bill Williams shoulder charges Anthony Watson  to earn a red card in the first half. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand 21 British & Irish Lions 24 We have a test series. It’s for days, occasions and most of all games like this that millions love rugby (...)

Codie Taylor of the All Blacks dives in to score a try during the first Test match against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Talking to some of the more fair-minded New Zealand journalists covering this tour, and not only are there plenty but it’s seemingly more informative (...)

Jonathan Davies: “If we are more clinical and we put more pressure on them, who knows? They might start to tighten up, and the pressure comes on them then.” Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Davies was arguably the Lions’ best player in last Saturday’s first Test. He’s been a standout on tour as well, exceptional in the wins over (...)

 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 (...)

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen “Ever since Adam was a cowboy, if the tight five do the job everyone else can play.” Photo: Getty Images

Although Steve Hansen and his assistant Ian Foster looked understandably content with the All Blacks’ first test victory, and are now roaring hot favo(...)

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