Kieran Read

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The All Blacks were far superiour to the Lions at Eden Park. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Ben Smith: One fine high ball catch was a standout moment shortly before his departure with a HIA, from which he failed to return. Rating: 6 Israel D(...)

After a 15 point victory you’d imagine it’ll be the hosts who’ll be licking their lips.

Perhaps not since the millennium loomed had there been a build-up quite like it. And while some sporting strays might have assumed Sky’s countdown clo(...)

Aaron Smith celebrates Rieko Ioane scoring their second try. Photograph:  Marty Melville/Inpho

New Zealand 30 British & Irish Lions 15 Just too good. The world’s best side at this point in time - and perhaps any other - showed no signs of r(...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett: has the capacity to cause the Lions serious problems at Eden Park.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland. Kick off: 8.35am. TV: Sky Sports 1, 7.30am (follow on our liveblog from 7.45am). (...)

Scott Barrett, Beauden Barrett and Jordie Barrett, the three brothers who are a part of the All Black squad. Photograph: Getty Images

The All Blacks’ coaching staff will use Thursday’s game against Samoa as a full dress rehearsal for the majority of their frontline team in readiness (...)

Brothers Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes and Scott Barrett of the Crusaders are all set to line up for the All Blacks against Samoa on Friday. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

The All Blacks’ coaching staff will use Friday’s game against Samoa as a full dress rehearsal for the majority of their frontline team in readiness fo(...)

Johnny Sexton passes the ball as Bryn Gatland of NZ Provincial Barbarians closes in. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

1) Sluggish Lions slow off the mark The rustiness of the Lions was evident from the first whistle, when they failed to gather the kick-off and procee(...)

 Sonny Bill Williams in action for the Blues, the Lions’ second opponents of the tour. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

This summer’s British & Irish Lions tour has been widely acknowledged as arguably the toughest the tourists have ever embarked upon. Playing the (...)

Kieran Read is unlikely to play any rugby before the first test against the British and Irish Lions on June 24th. Photo: Getty Images

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is unlikely to play any rugby before the first test against the British and Irish Lions on June 24th as he recovers fro(...)

Tommy Seymour, Maro Itoje and Tadhg Furlong. Itoje and Furlong are the sort of men who can help the modern Lions reach new heights.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

History shows us that a Lions tour wastes no time taking an irreparable turn for the worst. This unique squad can only perform if the sum of its parts(...)

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