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# lions - Yesterday’s News

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# lions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

# lions - Monday 19 June, 2017

Letter from New Zealand: Māori heartland, Father's Day and the red army

Murray Kinsella checks in after moving from Rotorua to Hamilton ahead of the Chiefs game.

# lions - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play

The Lions boss has already raised the issue with match officials.

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

'BOD shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you very much, you’ve given me a career!'

20 years on from the series win over the Boks, tour documentary Living with Lions continues to make an impact.

# lions - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''

Conor Murray says the Lions are in a good place heading into Test week.

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced their stiffest test in the form of an exciting Maori outfit. We followed all the action from Rotorua.

'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’

Rua Tipoki has pride in his Māori blood and his time with Munster.

# lions - Friday 16 June, 2017

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

# lions - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt

The England international has emerged as a doubt for the first Test.

Major concern for the Lions as Owen Farrell drops out of Maori game injured

The England international has suffered a grade-one quadriceps strain.

Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad

The All Blacks boss says Warren Gatland is getting ready to split his squad into two teams.

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10

Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

'Lions series felt like a stepping stone to stamping my name on the world stage'

Dan Carter announced himself on the world stage by starring against the Lions in 2005.

# lions - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests

Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell are the leading candidates for the job.

'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23'

Former Ireland and Leinster flanker Eric Miller looks back on the highs and lows of the 1997 Lions tour in South Africa.

Lions to shift into Test mode in Rotorua after 'hiccup' against Highlanders

Discipline, the scrum, closing out games and defending kicks will be the key learning points.

# lions - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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Murray Kinsella joined Sean Farrell from Dunedin with reaction to the Lions’ loss against the Highlanders.

'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum

The Lions boss was disappointed but won’t be dwelling on defeat for too long.

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Poll: Are you watching any of the Lions tour?

Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.

Henderson makes impact felt for Lions as Payne has mixed night

CJ Stander started slowly but had some big moments in the 23-22 defeat.

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin

Who shone through the defeat for you?

Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders

The tourists scored three tries but they produced another big error count in Dunedin.

As It Happened: Highlanders v The Lions

We had all the action from Dunedin.

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge

The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.

# lions - Monday 12 June, 2017

With first Test looming, Henshaw and the Dunedin crew must stand out

Warren Gatland will send out the majority of his first Test team on Saturday against the Māori All Blacks.

# lions - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'Conor Murray is probably the best number nine in the world' - Graham Henry

The former Lions and All Blacks coach had high praise for the Irish scrum-half.

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward

The Crusaders were frustrated to get drawn into a kicking battle, but the Lions’ class showed.

Payne starts at fullback as Lions captain Warburton returns

The Ulsterman is joined by Ireland team-mates Rory Best, Iain Henderson, CJ Stander and Robbie Henshaw.

Three All Blacks in Highlanders side to face Lions in Dunedin

Lima Sopoaga, Liam Coltman and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen.

# lions - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'You just have to show respect' - Mako Vunipola on facing the haka

The Lions star looked pretty nonchalant.

'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong

The Ireland and Leinster tighthead had a fine debut for Warren Gatland’s side.

Brilliant night for Furlong and the rest of the Irish Lions in Christchurch

It was a great night for the Irish contingent.

As it happened: Crusaders v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s men were in desperate need of a big result in Christchurch.

# lions - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

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