# lions 2017

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# ka-ching
2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby
All 10 matches across last summer’s tour were virtually sold out.
# honest reflection
O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'
In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.
# made to last
Lessons from O'Callaghan and Stringer ensure 'hungry' Sexton not winding down any time soon
Trophy-less since his return from Paris, the out-half is hoping to make his presence felt with Leinster this season.
# Warrior
Johnny Sexton played Lions series decider with a broken wrist
The Leinster man also injured his ankle in the same game, but played through the pain.
# mane man
The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge
The countdown to South Africa starts here, doesn’t it?
# concerns
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.
# wexford's finest
Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season
The 24-year-old established himself as Leinster, Ireland and Lions tighthead.
# Overview
Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand?
Jonathan Davies and Conor Murray were the pick of the backs for us.
# Review
Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand?
We’ve taken a look back at each player’s performance on the tour.
# Epic
Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series
Warren Gatland’s men will leave New Zealand feeling that they achieved success.
# future plans
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.
# fox
Lions players' player of the tour Davies caps off terrific season
Six weeks on from lifting the Pro12 title, the Welsh centre has been voted Player of the Tour by his fellow Lions.
# skillz
Jordie Barrett smashed a 40m drop goal as he jogged off at half time, for the craic
Why? Why not?
# Gats Entertainment
Warren Gatland showed up to his post-match press conference wearing a clown nose
Lions coach has the last laugh after series draw.
# the rugby show
The Rugby Show: Reaction in New Zealand to the Lions' second-ever drawn series
The 1955 tour of South Africa was the only other drawn Lions series in history.
# Ref Justice
The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.
# regression to the mean
After 62 years, we were probably due a tied Lions series
Here’s a very brief history of Lions Test draws after this morning gave us just the second ever shared series.
# everyone's a winner
Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks
The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.
# spoils shared
'I was ready for extra-time': Warburton left speechless after drawn series
Kieran Read said he felt ‘pretty hollow’ on the occasion of his 100th All Black cap.
# Reaction
Gatty the undefeated Lions coach and more talking points after a gripping deciding Lions Test
A draw left nobody except the people behind the Lions happy.
# The Barretts
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.
# Special K
Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain
Nine years since he made his All Black debut and took on Munster in Thomond Park, Read is the calm voice guiding New Zealand into a pressure-filled third Test.
# bury the hatchet
'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit
Hard, but not the hardest hit the 23-year-old has suffered.
# weight of history
Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider?
Will the Irish contingent in Gatty’s side be celebrating tomorrow morning?
# Interview
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.
# Lion Killers
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.
# Confidence
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.
# 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.
# Kicking On
'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat'
Jonny Sexton insists the Lions are tuned in for Saturday’s crucial third Test.
# lions 2017
The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns
Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey preview one of the biggest tests in recent Lions’ history.
# Chance
'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.
# Barrett Bros
Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together
20-year-old Jordie Barrett makes his first All Blacks start alongside his brother.
# Same Again
Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test
The Lions coach sticks with the side that triumphed in Wellington.
# fresh faces
Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea
Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.
# mane man
The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand'
Eddie O’Sullivan joined us to look ahead to the tour decider.
# Rookie
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.
# doubt
Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming
The Lions are expecting Jordie Barrett to start at fullback for the All Blacks.
# front row union
'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong
The Saracens and England hooker has been excellent for the Lions.
# down time
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.