Kieran Read

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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(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to All Blacks captain Kieran Read his decision not to award a penalty in the closing stages   of the third Test against the Lions at Eden park in Auckland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

There are 77 minutes, 54 seconds on the clock and, as the dogs in the street now know, it’s 15-all. Freeze-frame Beauden Barrett’s restart. Kieran Rea(...)

Sean O’Brien finished off one of the all-time great Lions tries in the opening Test at Eden Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

LOWS New Zealand Herald’s depiction of Warren Gatland as a clown Lampooning visiting coaches by picturing them in clown’s garb is a recent trademark(...)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland wears a red nose during a press conference after the third  Test match at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph:   Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Gatland couldn’t resist it. He’d thought about doing it after the Lions’ win in the second Test, before deciding it was not the right time or p(...)

Lions secondrow Alun Wyn Jones takes a blow to the head in a tackle from All Blacks backrow Jerome Kaino during the third Test at Eden Park in Aukland. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

It remains to be seen whether World Rugby will investigate the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) substitution involving Lions captain Sam Warburton and Alu(...)

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(...)

Steve Hansen: “We’ve ended up with a hand on the trophy each which is a bit like kissing your sister. There’s not a lot in it for anybody.”

The All Blacks’ disappointment with a drawn series is assuredly the more acute, and that feeling is liable to intensify as the days pass. To his credi(...)

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(...)

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