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Monday 10 July, 2017

Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand

The Leinster pair will know more after scans on Monday in Auckland.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season

The 24-year-old established himself as Leinster, Ireland and Lions tighthead.

Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand?

Jonathan Davies and Conor Murray were the pick of the backs for us.

Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand?

We’ve taken a look back at each player’s performance on the tour.

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.

Lions feel they would have won series with an extra week's prep

Tour manager John Spencer says the signs for the future are positive.

Saturday 8 July, 2017

Gatland the clown proud of Lions' achievement in New Zealand

‘This group of players have shown unbelievable character, it’s been a tough tour.’

Sean O'Brien set for scan after shoulder injury in Lions' draw

Meanwhile, Warren Gatland confirmed that Alun Wyn Jones passed his HIA.

'We all know what should have happened' - Hansen refuses to criticise Poite

Romain Poite made a huge call in the endgame between the Lions and All Blacks.

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

'I can never see the Lions disappearing. It’s an amazing thing'

Sean O’Brien is ready to lead the Lions’ charge in the third Test against the All Blacks.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Raising All Blacks: From the NZ coast, via Meath, Kevin Barrett's three boys ready for the Lions

Beauden, Scott, and Jordie Barrett are all part of the All Blacks squad for tomorrow’s decisive Test against the Lions.

Analysis: Lions must control Laumape and Savea on the gainline tomorrow

The All Blacks’ powerful backs will look for big gains off set-piece platforms.

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks

Steve Hansen appreciates that the final Lions Test will tell us more about the All Blacks.

Thursday 6 July, 2017

Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions

Warren Gatland believes his unchanged 23 have more to give in the final Test.

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand Sob

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand

All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.

'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy'

Warren Gatland wants his Lions squad to seize their shot at history.

Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together

20-year-old Jordie Barrett makes his first All Blacks start alongside his brother.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett

The Lions reckon Steve Hansen will pick the Hurricanes man at fullback.

Lions confirm Jared Payne's tour is over due to migraines

The Ireland and Ulster centre went through a frustrating tour, but Lions medics say his migraine is not concussion related.

Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming

The Lions are expecting Jordie Barrett to start at fullback for the All Blacks.

Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong

The Saracens and England hooker has been excellent for the Lions.

Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown

Warren Gatland’s men are enjoying two days off in Queenstown ahead of the final Test.

Henshaw will miss start of season while Payne remains in Wellington

The Ireland centres have both picked up injury issues on the tour of New Zealand.

Monday 3 July, 2017

Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear

The Lions’ tighthead’s family arrived for last weekend’s memorable win in Wellington.

Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win

The likes of Jamie George, Jack McGrath, Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler all fronted up.

Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gatland looking to freshen up his Lions but maintain winning momentum

The second Test victors will feel they’ve earned another starting shot in Auckland.

Analysis: Sexton-Farrell axis makes the difference against All Blacks

The 10-12 combination was integral in the key attacking moments of the second Test win.

'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions

The Ireland openside will now prepare to perform on the biggest stage for the Lions.

Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Lions Test as citing is dismissed

The Ireland flanker’s hearing in Wellington lasted almost three hours.

The Lions could drop players on back of abysmal discipline

The Lions’ discipline was abysmal even in victory over the All Blacks.

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension

The All Blacks centre paid the price for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Watson.

'The difference in Chicago is that it was an an attitudinal problem'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen feels there’s a difference between the loss to Ireland and the defeat to the Lions.

Sean O'Brien cited for a swinging arm against the All Blacks

The Lions openside could now miss the third and decisive Test in Auckland.

Saturday 1 July, 2017

The All Blacks must be getting sick of the sight of Conor Murray

The Ireland scrum-half bagged his fourth try against the All Blacks.

'I'm not worried about his goal-kicking at all' - Hansen backing Barrett

Steve Hansen was gracious in defeat in Wellington on Saturday night.

A great day for Gatland as he finally gets elusive victory over All Blacks

The Lions boss said criticism of his team has actually helped galvanise them.

Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature

This was a huge game for the touring side, whose future had been strongly questioned.

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