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England enjoy second 10-try triumph in row

England notched their second straight 10-try win in defence of their World Cup title by over-powering Pool A rivals Italy 56-13.

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The group included Peter Drinnan, from Wetherby

Eee by gum! Yorkshire rugby fans' 'haka' goes viral

A Wetherby rugby fan and his friends have taken New Zealand by storm by performing a unique Yorkshire take on the famous haka.
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British and Irish Lions' Sam Warburton and New Zealand's Kieran Read shake hands after the series is drawn at Eden Park. Picture: David Davies/PA

Frustrated Kieran Read left with ‘hollow’ feeling after drawn series

New Zealand captain Kieran Read admitted he felt “hollow” after Saturday’s thrilling 15-15 draw at Eden Park left his team’s series against the British & Irish Lions all-square.

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New Zealand coach Steve Hansen chats with British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland after the third Test. Picture: David Davies/PA

Warren Gatland happy to play Twickenham ‘decider’ against All Blacks

Warren Gatland has admitted he would relish a British and Irish Lions rematch with New Zealand at Twickenham in November.

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read with British and Irish Lions'  captain Sam Warburton after the third Test draw in Auckland. Picture: David Davies/PA

Lions’ tour boss John Spencer targets stronger support from clubs for future tours

JOHN SPENCER has insisted the British and Irish Lions would have won their Test series in New Zealand with just one more week’s preparation.

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New Zealand captain Kieran Read with British and Irish Lions'  captain Sam Warburton after the third Test. Picture: David Davies

Highlights - McGeechan hails success of Lions in New Zealand after dramatic Eden Park draw

FORMER coach Sir Ian McGeechan believes the British and Irish Lions will view their tour to New Zealand as a big success after sharing a dramatic Test series draw with the All Blacks.

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The referee blows the final whistle at Eden Park to signal a drawn series between New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions. Picture: David Davies/PA

Highlights: New Zealand 15 British & Irish Lions 15 - Honours even after thrilling Eden Park stalemate

OWEN FARRELL kicked a penalty two minutes from time as the British and Irish Lions claimed a dramatic 15-15 draw against world champions New Zealand at Eden Park.

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British and Irish Lions Sean O'Brien.

New Zealand v The Lions: O’Brien targets ‘ultimate’ victory by beating All Blacks

Sean O’Brien is ready for the biggest game of his career on Saturday as he chases rugby’s “ultimate” achievement – a Test series win in New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland.

New Zealand v The Lions: Rob Howley hoping Warren Gatland can have last laugh in decider

ROB HOWLEY has branded New Zealand media criticism of British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland as “an absolute disgrace.”

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British and Irish Lions Liam Williams during training.

Lions aim to secure All Blacks’ respect – Gatland

head COACH Warren Gatland would like to think the British and Irish Lions can leave New Zealand next week with respect and believes there is “another level” in them for tomorrow’s Test series decider.

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British and Irish Lions players train in Queenstown. Picture: Brett Phibbs/New Zealand Herald/AP

Video - Familiarity in Lions’ line-up pleases Warren Gatland ahead of decider with All Blacks

Liam Williams has shaken off his leg concern to allow the British and Irish Lions to name an unchanged team for Saturday’s Test series decider against New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions Maro Itoje celebrates after the second test victory in Wellington. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Man of the moment Maro Itoje pivotal to Lions’ success in Auckland

Taulupe Faletau believes that Maro Itoje has “put a marker down in world rugby” with his performances on the British and Irish Lions’ New Zealand tour.

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British and Irish Lions' Tadhg Furlong pictured during the tour match in Rotorua (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Tadhg Furlong urges Lions to measure up to All Blacks in physical battle

TADHG FURLONG has warned the British and Irish Lions to prepare for the “most brutal” Test match of their careers in Saturday’s series decider with New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions Sean OBrien pictured in action against Crusaders. OBrien had a citing complaint against him dismissed.

O’Brien is cleared to play at Eden Park

Sean O’Brien says he is looking forward to rejoining the British and Irish Lions squad after a citing complaint against him was dismissed.

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British and Irish Lions Owen Farrell kicks the winning penalty against New Zealand in Wellington (Picture: David Davies/PA WIre).

Please continue attacks, jokes boss Gatland

Warren Gatland has urged his chief detractors to keep on mocking him – to help the British and Irish Lions chase a Test series win over the All Blacks.

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Out: New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams looks dejected after being shown a red card during the second Test.

Breaking: Sonny Bill Williams banned for Lions third Test showdown

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks after he was sent off in Saturday’s second Test defeat against the British and Irish Lions.

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British and Irish Lions' Conor Murray dives in to score his sides second try during the second test of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. (Picture: PA)

Reaction - New Zealand 21 Lions 24: Tourists level series in Wellington thriller

Captain Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions’ victory over New Zealand in Wellington will count for nothing unless they win the Test series decider next week.

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Sir Ian McGeechan was taken unwell in New Zealand.

Yorkshire's Sir Ian McGeechan taken to hospital in New Zealand

Sir Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after falling ill at Wellington's Westpac Stadium while covering the British and Irish Lions, New Zealand Rugby has confirmed.
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British and Irish Lions Owen Farrell during the kickers session at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Gatland right to axe Warrenball for ‘English’ approach – Larder

BRITISH LIONS veteran Phil Larder has welcomed Warren Gatland’s bold “English” approach to today’s crucial second Test – but still does not think it will be enough against opponents he rates better than the All Blacks he encountered in 2005.

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Warburton shuns outside world to focus on Lions tour

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has attempted to shut himself off from the outside world as part of his quest to topple the All Blacks.

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