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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wales' Jonathan Davies.

Lions wait on fitness of Davies ahead of Maori challenge

Jonathan Davies must prove his fitness in training today to be able to stake a British and Irish Lions Test match claim in Saturday’s Maori clash.

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England's Danny Care

Veteran Danny Care hails England’s injection of fresh blood

DANNY CARE reckons head coach Eddie Jones is right to be excited about the future of English rugby after his youthful side got the better of an experienced Argentina in the first Test.

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Highlanders' Waisake Naholo is tackled by British and Irish Lions' Tommy Seymour during the tour match at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Highlanders 23 Lions 22: Creaking set-piece intensifies Warren Gatland’s concerns

Warren Gatland admitted the British and Irish Lions must quickly fix their creaking scrum after losing the set-piece battle in their defeat to the Highlanders.

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England head coach Eddie Jones. Picture: Paul Harding/PA

Argentina v England - Eddie Jones welcomes tough task for England newcomers

Coach Eddie Jones and captain Dylan Hartley insist England will not be intimidated by a hostile reception in the first Test against Argentina in San Juan today.

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British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Don’t worry about Sam Warburton, insists Lions’ scrum coach Graham Rowntree

scrum coach Graham Rowntree has “no doubt” Sam Warburton will play again for the British and Irish Lions before the start of the All Blacks Test series.

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British & Irish Lions' Robbie Henshaw. Picture: David Davies/PA

Robbie Henshaw has plans for Lions to tame Sonny Bill Williams

Robbie Henshaw has hatched a plan for his “surreal” clash with superstar Sonny Bill Williams – shut him down, but do not hunt him down.

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British & Irish Lions Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland during the press conference at the QBE Stadium, North Shore City.  (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland’s Lions out to influence public opinion on the field

Warren Gatland believes his British and Irish Lions can ambush an unsuspecting New Zealand public in the fast-approaching Test series against the All Blacks.

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Double act: Warren Gatland, right, and Sam Warburton will represent the Lions as coach and captain, respectively, for a second time. (Picture: PA)

British and Irish Lions will sing as well as roar in New Zealand

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will have his players watching films and taking part in choir practice to prepare them culturally for this summer’s tour to New Zealand.

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Wales flanker Sam Warburton has been appointed captain for the British and Irish Lions' summer tour of New Zealand. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Sam Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour

WALES star Sam Warburton has been announced as British and Irish Lions captain for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

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England's Jack Nowell and Elliott Daly stand dejected after the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Six Nations: Disappointment in Dublin will steel England in long-term – Jones

HEAD COACH Eddie Jones insists England will ultimately prosper from seeing a place in history denied by Ireland’s Grand Slam ambush in Dublin.

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