Lions fans invade NZ ready to paint the town red

2017-06-22 06:36

A swarming red army of up to 30 000 British & Irish Lions fans are ready to party in New Zealand as the Test series against the world champion All Blacks looms.

Read returns, Ioane starts for All Blacks

2017-06-21 19:28

Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks as Rieko Ioane starts on the left wing for Saturday's first Test against the British and Irish Lions.

Rowntree; Mid-week players pressing for Lions Test spots

2017-06-21 11:27

Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree says performances by several players in the mid-week win over the Chiefs has made it more difficult to select the Test squad to face NZ.

Gatland to curb chat ahead of All Blacks Test

2017-06-21 08:34

Lions coach Warren Gatland has vowed to "let the rugby do the talking" as his side prepares for a blockbuster first Test against the world champion All Blacks.

All Blacks great Colin Meads honored with statue

2017-06-19 11:48

As a player, All Blacks legend Colin Meads was always larger than life.

Maori skipper issues warning to All Blacks

2017-06-17 19:18

Maori All Blacks captain Ash Dixon is expecting a tight series when the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand clash in the coming weeks.

Hansen plays down hype about All Blacks ahead of Lions Test

2017-06-17 08:36

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen warned not to draw any conclusions about their thrashing of Samoa as his world champions set their sights on the Lions.

Hansen expects same old Gatland

2017-06-16 14:56

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is not expecting British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland to change his team's style of play.

Rampant All Blacks run Samoa ragged

2017-06-16 11:52

The All Blacks ran in 12 tries to annihilate Samoa in their international played at Eden Park in Auckland.

Lions likely to take interest in All Blacks v Samoa Test

2017-06-15 12:51

New Zealand's clash against Samoa will be important viewing for the British and Irish Lions eight days out from their series-opening Test.


Warburton benched, O'Mahony leads Lions

2017-06-22 06:30

Peter O'Mahony was named to lead the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks, with tour captain Sam Warburton on the bench.

Foster not fazed by Lions' defence

2017-06-21 13:36

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster feels they can breach the British and Irish Lions' rush defence in Saturday's opening Test in Auckland.

Read cleared to front British Lions

2017-06-21 10:40

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has overcome a thumb injury and will face the British and Irish Lions in the first Test in Auckland.

Read in line to face Lions - Foster

2017-06-20 11:56

Kieran Read took part in a first full contact training session since injuring his thumb on Tuesday and NZ coaches are confident the backrower will be fit to face the Lions.

Gatland blasts All Blacks tactics as Test looms

2017-06-19 07:38

Lions coach Warren Gatland has accused NZ players of illegal blocking and urged officials to clamp down on the tactic in this week's first Test against the All Blacks.

Highlanders defence guru joins All Blacks

2017-06-17 15:42

Highlanders assistant coach and former All Blacks centre Scott McLeod has been named as the All Blacks' new defence coach.

Wales fuel talk of Lions reinforcements

2017-06-16 18:53

Wales further fuelled speculation that the British and Irish Lions are about to call for reinforcements on their tour of New Zealand.

78-0 'just the start', Hansen tells Lions

2017-06-16 13:32

The All Blacks' 12-try demolition of Samoa was "just the start", coach Steve Hansen was warned the British and Irish Lions.

I always got the better of McCaw - Betsen

2017-06-15 21:59

Former France flank Serge Betsen believes he got the better of All Blacks legend Richie McCaw during their playing days.

Hansen says Lions split into 'two squads'

2017-06-15 08:40

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen took a swipe at the Lions, saying they had split into two squads and were about to call for reinforcements as the first Test looms.

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