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 (...)

Ben Smith has been ruled out pof the second Test between New Zealand and the Lions. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

New Zealand full-back Ben Smith has been ruled out of Saturday’s second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Smith, who suffered concussion duri(...)

 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 (...)

The All Blacks were far superiour to the Lions at Eden Park. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Ben Smith: One fine high ball catch was a standout moment shortly before his departure with a HIA, from which he failed to return. Rating: 6 Israel D(...)

Aaron Smith celebrates Rieko Ioane scoring their second try. Photograph:  Marty Melville/Inpho

New Zealand 30 British & Irish Lions 15 Just too good. The world’s best side at this point in time - and perhaps any other - showed no signs of r(...)

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton tries to prevent New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett grounding the ball for a try during Saturday’s Test at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Strickland/Inpho

Ireland 9 New Zealand 21 When the final whistle went, the All Blacks had completed their revenge mission over the course of a brutally tough test mat(...)

A rampaging Seán O’Brien gets away from Beauden Barrett at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Seánie O’Brien seemed calm. Standing between Lieutenants Payne and Henshaw, of the newly formed officer class, he more hummed than belted out the anth(...)

Beauden Barrett  runs away from the tackle of Ireland’s Conor Murray to score New Zealand’s third try during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Ben Smith – 8 A brilliant open field attacker. Ireland’s best defenders simply couldn’t contain his slippery lateral running that yielded vital yar(...)

New Zealand’s Malakai Fekitoa on his way to his second and his side’s   third try an during the match against Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 9 New Zealand 21 No two games are the same and lightning did not strike twice. Ireland strained every sinew, and threw all but the kitchen si(...)

The AIG Rugby Weekend, Solider Field, Chicago, USA 5/11/2016Ireland vs New Zealand All BlacksThe Ireland team stand for the National AnthemMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland   15 Rob Kearney Age: 30 Height: 6’1” Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Caps: 70 Points: 67 He got a little gee-up on the way out the door (...)

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