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Sam Warburton to captain Lions in second Test showdown with All Blacks

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insists Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell can “do a job” on New Zealand battering ram Sonny Bill Williams in Saturday’s second Test.

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New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen.

New Zealand expecting swift response from wounded Lions and warn ‘job is far from done’

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has warned “the job is far from done” ahead of Saturday’s second Test against the British and Irish Lions.

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British and Irish Lions' CJ Stander is tackled during the tour match at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Picture: David Davies/PA

Places up for grabs in Wellington as Lions strive to save tour

British and Irish Lions lock Iain Henderson believes his performance against the Hurricanes was “probably overshadowed by the silliness of a yellow card.”

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Going through: George North breaks through to score the Lions' second try.
Pictures: David Davies/PA

Courtney Lawes boosts Test chance but Lions blow it against Hurricanes

The British and Irish Lions compounded two days of acrimony by throwing away victory for a galling 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

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A general view of Tuesday's front page of the New Zealand Herald which depicts British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland as a cartoon clown.

Lions tour: Now Kiwis brand tourists’ chief Warren Gatland a ‘clown’

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster says he would not like to be a victim of the newspaper clown treatment given to British and Irish Lions chief Warren Gatland.

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British and Irish Lions' Courtney Lawes during an earlier tour match at the FMG Stadium, Hamilton. Picture: David Davies/PA

Courtney Lawes out to prove he can help Lions keep All Blacks series alive

Courtney Lawes will aim to put himself in the Lions Test selection shop window today when the tourists complete their schedule of midweek matches.

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The Lions stand dejected after the final whistle at Eden Park. Picture: David Davies/PA

WATCH: ‘Do or die’ - Self-belief key to Lions’ saving All Blacks series in Wellington

JONATHAN DAVIES insists there is belief in the British and Irish Lions camp that world champions New Zealand can be beaten and the Test series kept alive.

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British and Irish Lions' Taulupe Faletau is dejected after New Zealand's Codie Taylor scored his side's first try. Picture: David Davies/PA.

WATCH - New Zealand 30 British Lions 15: Curse of Eden Park strikes again as Lions soundly beaten in opener

Sean O'Brien scored one of the greatest tries in British and Irish Lions history - but world champions New Zealand still won a pulsating first Test in emphatic fashion.

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Flier: British and Irish Lions' Liam Williams makes a scintillating run during the first Test.
Picture: AP Photo/Mark Baker

WATCH - All Blacks playing ‘dangerous’ game claims Lions boss Warren Gatland

WARREWN GATLAND will ask the referees to clamp down on the All Blacks’ “dangerous” harassment of Conor Murray’s kicking game.

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Ready for the Test: British and Irish Lions wing Liam Williams.
Picture: David Davies

Lions Test preview: Victory vital in opener says legend Alan Tait

BRITISH LIONS legend Alan Tait believes the tourists’ only chance of a famous series success against the All Blacks hinges on them winning today’s opening Test.

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British and Irish Lions Owen Farrell.

Proud Lion Farrell urges calm for Eden Park opener

Owen Farrell says the British and Irish Lions must go about their business at Eden Park on Saturday and not get wrapped up in the occasion.

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British and Irish Lions Peter O'Mahony during the training session at the QBE Stadium. Picture: David Davies/PA

All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen blasts Lions’ boss Warren Gatland for ‘bullying’ over blocking issue

NEW ZEALAND head coach Steve Hansen has appeared to accuse British and Irish Lions counterpart Warren Gatland of attempting to “bully” referee Jaco Peyper ahead of Saturday’s first Test in Auckland.

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Sam Warburton has been left out of the British and Irish Lions starting team for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.

O’Mahony pips Warburton to lead Lions against All Blacks

Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions' Jack Nowell after the tour match at the FMG Stadium, Hamilton. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

British and Irish Lions can cut loose and shock All Blacks – Jack Nowell

Jack Nowell has challenged the British and Irish Lions to go for the jugular against New Zealand on Saturday.

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Try: British and Irish Lions' Jack Nowell goes over for his second try at the FMG Stadium, Hamilton. 
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Lions tour: Warren Gatland given plenty of options for first Test

ELLIOTT DALY seemed to cement his place in the British and Irish Lions’ Test squad to face New Zealand with a smart showing in the 34-6 win over the Chiefs.

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British and Irish Lions' defence coach Andy Farrell (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

British Lions ‘easiest team to captain’ with so many leaders, says Farrell

Andy Farrell would be “more than comfortable” if Peter O’Mahony captained the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland and Rory Best during a press conference at the Hamilton Novotel. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

British and Irish Lions back Warren Gatland over ‘geographical’ call-ups

Greig Laidlaw has defended Warren Gatland’s decision to draft in six new players to the British and Irish Lions squad.

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Argentina's Tomas Lavanini, right, fights with England's Jonny May during a rugby test match against Argentina in Santa Fe.(AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)

Argentina 25 England 35: Old hands and new faces rise to the challenge as England rejoice

Head coach Eddie Jones hailed “a great achievement” as his side became only the second England team to complete a series whitewash in Argentina.

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Argentina's Ramiro Moyano, left, tries to tackle England's Mike Brown during a rugby test match against Argentina in Santa Fe, Argentina, Saturday, June 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Agustin Marcarian)

What England showed us out in Argentina

England won the Test series with Argentina, 2-0, but what lessons did we take from their whitewash? Here, The Yorkshire Post takes a look.

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Full steam ahead: British and Irish Lions and Maori All Blacks scrum in the Tour match at the Rotorua International Stadium. (Photo: PA)

British Lions 32 Maori All Blacks 10: Forward domination guides Lions to tour victory

A brutal forward pack assault silenced the Maori All Blacks and handed the British and Irish Lions a vital, morale-boosting 32-10 victory.

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