Sam Warburton

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland: if his team beat the All Blacks not just twice but twice in succession  his reputation as a pragmatist and a worker of mind games will be soaring. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What’s going through Warren Gatland’s mind now? Let’s say it is half past nine on Saturday morning right this second and that his B&I Lions are ou(...)

Jonathan Sexton training in Auckland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton, redemption man. He shouldn’t really have to prove anything to anybody after all he’s achieved, but venturing into the finale of the ult(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

Sean O’Brien arriving at a judicial hearing at the New Zealand Rugby offices in Wellington on Sunday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Had Sean O’Brien been suspended for the third Test it would undoubtedly have been a game changer in favour of the All Blacks. Hereabouts, they respect(...)

 Alun Wyn Jones  shakes hands with TJ Perenara  after winning thesecond Test in Wellington. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

There’ll probably be raised eyebrows at the decision by the Lions to take a couple of days off and sample the delights and activities of Queenstown in(...)

Lions coach Warren Gatland leaves the pitch following his side’s Test win over New Zealand in Wellington. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland hailed his team’s character after becoming the first side in 46 games to beat the All Blacks on New Zealand terrain, but was far from t(...)

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