Aaron Smith

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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(...)

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’ Maro Itoje and New Zealand’s Brodie Retallick jump for a line out. Retallick  said the Lions had raised the physicality stakes in game two. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

The All Blacks are chomping at the bit to get back out on the pitch on Saturday against the British and Irish Lions and avenge only their fifth loss i(...)

It was Warren Gatland’s weekend in Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA

We’re all square. Saturday morning’s 24-21 victory in Wellington means the Lions head into next weekend’s final Test match against the All Blacks at (...)

Aaron Smith is the source of the All Blacks attacking ploys. If he is dancing diagonally forward from ruck to ruck, taking two steps before torpedoing another hard runner into soaking red jerseys then the series is all but gone.

The more I re-watch the second Test, the more I see how vital New Zealand’s scrumhalf is to their attacking template. Aaron Smith dominated the first (...)

Sam Cane puts in a hit for the All Blacks against the Lions. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Israel Dagg Had one tackle to make and was run over by Faletau, struggled under slippy high balls as his absence from the test match fullback slot the(...)

 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 (...)

 Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton discuss tactics with Rob Howley at Lions training in Porirua, Wellington. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish). TV: Live on Sky on Sky Sports. The (...)

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