Jerome Kaino

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Lions squad training at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to quantify this one? Rugby’s “greatest series”, to quote Sky Sport NZ’s advertising campaign – and that hyperbole doesn’t seem excessive – has re(...)

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’ 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(...)

 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 (...)

Sam Warburton of the Lions poses for a selfie with fans after the Lions’ draw with the Hurricanes. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand star Jerome Kaino has predicted a “huge lift of intensity” at the breakdown area if British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton starts S(...)

Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray kicks the ball as New Zealand loose forward Jerome Kaino dives towards him. Photo: Mark Baker/AP

The player at the centre of the controversy for diving into Murray’s standing left leg after he had completed a box kick, namely Jerome Kaino, fronted(...)

Lions coach Warren Gatland and New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen shake hands before the start of the first Test in Auckland. Photo: Michael Bradley/Getty Images

All too predictably the weekly war of words between Steven Hansen and Warren Gatland ramped up another notch overnight in Wellington, when the All Bla(...)

British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray kicks the ball clear of danger during the Lions’ first Test match against the All Blacks. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Warren Gatland has publicly expressed his concern about the late hits on Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray by All Blacks players in the first Test, and wil(...)

 Rieko Ioane   scores a try for New Zealand as a helpless  Anthony Watson of the Lions looks on  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph:  Fiona Goodall/Getty

NEW ZEALAND 30 BRITISH & IRISH LIONS 15 For an hour, this was an epic occasion and contest. The Lions confirmed their rapid progression over the (...)

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