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New Zealand’s captain Kieran Read. Photo: Getty Images

New Zealand won’t wonder how they failed to win the match. They’ll know instinctively that they were undone by their own hand - or hands to be precise(...)

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(...)

“A massive amount of work has gone into it and a couple of the six weeks I had before the tour probably stood to me. I did an awful amount of work and conditioning and fitness and strengthening and everything in that time. I feel very good. I feel very fast and strong.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At last we have seen Sean O’Brien fully fit and at full tilt. With that has come his first win over the All Blacks in seven attempts and now a crack a(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Iain Henderson of the Lions looks on during the match between the Hurricanes and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on June 27, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Lions have put back the announcement of their team to play New Zealand in this Saturday’s second Test to tomorrow afternoon. The coaches have much(...)

Codie Taylor of the All Blacks dives in to score a try during the first Test match against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Talking to some of the more fair-minded New Zealand journalists covering this tour, and not only are there plenty but it’s seemingly more informative (...)

Jonathan Davies: “If we are more clinical and we put more pressure on them, who knows? They might start to tighten up, and the pressure comes on them then.” Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Jonathan Davies was arguably the Lions’ best player in last Saturday’s first Test. He’s been a standout on tour as well, exceptional in the wins over (...)

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