Mark Reason

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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(...)

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(...)

Steve Hansen: “I always find it amusing when people tell us they’re going to beat us up in the tight five,”. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

It’s an immutable truth that anyone who says “I don’t mean to brag” is about to do exactly that, just as the words “with the greatest respect” will su(...)

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(...)