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#third test

# third-test - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Player ratings after the Lions take draw from epic series against the All Blacks

The 2005 shambles can be laid to rest now.

# third-test - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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.

# third-test - 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.

# third-test - 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.

# third-test - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'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.

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.

# third-test - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# third-test - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Harrison starts for England as Cheika shakes up Wallabies XV

Eddie Jones is ruthlessly going after a series whitewash.

# third-test - Monday 8 July, 2013

Check out this cool timelapse video of the Lions' stunning Third Test win Rapid Glory This post contains videos

Check out this cool timelapse video of the Lions' stunning Third Test win

Take four minutes out of your day to re-live the series-winning game in high speed.

# third-test - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Champagne, James Bond and 'Las Vegas baby'! Victorious Lions party in style

Winning a Lions series and making plans to tear it up in Sydney was not enough to keep eight Lions offline.

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour History Makers This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Third Test – 2013 Tour

One legend watched from the sidelines while the chance to become legends awaited for Sexton, Bowe and O’Brien.

Forget the Anglo Tapes, check out poor Warren Gatland's voicemail abuse*

*As imagined by some extremely chagrined Lions supporters.

David Wallace: Oz have edge but another burst of North magic could swing it

The former Ireland and Lions flanker questions many of Warren Gatland’s last-ditch squad selections ahead of today’s decider.

# third-test - Friday 5 July, 2013

Denis Hickie recalls his Lions experiences of taking on an entire nation in 2005

“Everywhere you went, it was rugby, it was the Lions, and everybody was telling you the All Blacks were going to beat you.”

"I'm not mad on Gatland's tactics" - Ian Madigan on Lions finale

The Leinster and Ireland outhalf was not the only person who was “shocked” by Brian O’Driscoll’s squad omission.

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989 Lions 2013 This post contains videos

"I gambled and it paid off" - Lions legend Ieuan Evans on series-winning try in 1989

The Welsh winger pounced on a loose David Campese pass to beat the Australians.

O'Driscoll recall rumours prove false but Bowe is 'ready to play rugby'

Don’t say that to Warren Gatland, Tommy, he might drop you.

# third-test - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig Third Test This post contains videos

'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig

The Lions centre has been talking Brian O’Driscoll, Jonathan Davies and playing with his favourite band.

The 'collect my dole' flag from Euro 2012 resurfaces on the Lions Tour

These boys are on a long social welfare leash.

# third-test - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

"Gutted" Willie John McBride questions Lions ethos after O'Driscoll's axing

“I think the concept and the ethos of the Lions is beginning to slip and that worries me very much,” admitted the former captain.

"10 Welsh Lions is not enough" crows Wales Online rugby writer

Andy Howell stoked the flames of injustice over Brian O’Driscoll’s axing by declaring two more Welshmen should start in Sydney.

A sad, harsh end for Brian O'Driscoll as Gatland backs his Welsh boys

The Lions coach has given Australia a huge psychological boost ahead of the Third Test on Saturday.

O'Driscoll and Heaslip axed as Alun Wyn Jones gets Lions captaincy for Third Test

The legendary centre’s Lions career is over as head coach Warren Gatland makes six changes.

# third-test - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tips on clinching a Lions series from the 1997 drop goal hero

Jeremy Guscott’s drop goal in the closing stages of the Second Test stunned the world champion Springboks.

Lions 7 jersey a straight shoot-out between Sean O’Brien and Justin Tipuric

Warren Gatland will name his starting Xv for the Third Test in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Former Lions star Moody labels James Horwill stamping decision 'a farce'

“It’s water under the bridge now,” said tour manager Andy Irvine. “Move on.”

# third-test - Monday 1 July, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet Hurting This post contains videos

Brian O'Driscoll: Lions have shown nothing in attack yet

The man expected to lead the Lions this weekend wants one more gigantic effort from this teammates.

# third-test - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Opinion: Bringing Paddy Wallace in was Ireland's first mistake of many

Former Leinster player Emmet O’Rafferty on the many talking points arising from Ireland’s record defeat to New Zealand.

# third-test - Saturday 23 June, 2012

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney

The embattled coach bristled at the suggestion he may step down after today’s 60 – 0 defeat.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test Third Test This post contains videos

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?

# third-test - Friday 22 June, 2012

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

# third-test - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

Earls back on the left wing as Kidney names strong side for Third Test

The Munster man returns from a shoulder injury to face the All Blacks and is joined in the Irish backline by Paddy Wallace.

# third-test - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty' Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# third-test - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown Dunkin' This post contains videos

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

# third-test - Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.