New Zealand’s wing Waisake Naholo scores a try against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 18 New Zealand 33 Wales suffered a 30th successive defeat against New Zealand as the world champion All Blacks ended their European tour in win(...)

Beauden Barrett crosses to score during New Zealand’s Rugby Championship win over Argentina. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP

New Zealand maintained their 100 per cent start to the Rugby Championship with a 39-22 bonus-point victory over plucky Argentina at Yarrow Stadium. T(...)

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(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to All Blacks captain Kieran Read his decision not to award a penalty in the closing stages   of the third Test against the Lions at Eden park in Auckland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

There are 77 minutes, 54 seconds on the clock and, as the dogs in the street now know, it’s 15-all. Freeze-frame Beauden Barrett’s restart. Kieran Rea(...)

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(...)

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(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa celebrates  with Anton Lienert-Brown and Israel Dagg after scoring a  try against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium to avenge their Chicago loss two weeks earlier. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

By this point a dozen years ago, the Lions tour was miserable. There was only a dead rubber to look forward to, and the Lions were way off the All Bla(...)

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(...)

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