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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban Lawyered Up

Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban

40 minutes against Counties Manukau and 40 minutes against Taranaki now counts as the fourth match in SBW’s suspension.

# all-blacks - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 Julian Savea benched by the Hurricanes for their Super Rugby semi-final Winds Of Change

Julian Savea benched by the Hurricanes for their Super Rugby semi-final

Dane Coles captains the team against the Lions in Johannesburg in what will be his first start since March.

# all-blacks - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From The42 Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year Taking A Break

Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year

A clause in his contract allows the fullback to step away from the international team like Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have done previously.

# all-blacks - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From The42 Lions standout Furlong finally gets chance to reflect on incredible season 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.

From The42 Lions review: How did the backs perform in New Zealand? Overview

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

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

From The42 Lions review: How did the forwards perform in New Zealand? 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.

From The42 Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series Epic

Everyone feeling weird but that was a wonderful Lions series

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

# all-blacks - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Gatland the clown proud of Lions' achievement in New Zealand Last Laugh

Gatland the clown proud of Lions' achievement in New Zealand

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

From The42 Sean O'Brien set for scan after shoulder injury in Lions' draw Unlucky

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

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

From The42 'We all know what should have happened' - Hansen refuses to criticise Poite Huge Call

'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.

From The Daily Edge A lot of people are cringing at the Lions and the All Blacks lifting the cup together Rugby

A lot of people are cringing at the Lions and the All Blacks lifting the cup together

They’re going home with half a trophy each.

From The42 Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland Tense

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.

From The42 'I can never see the Lions disappearing. It’s an amazing thing' Stage Set

'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.

# all-blacks - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Lions must control Laumape and Savea on the gainline tomorrow Threats

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.

From The42 Poll: Can the Lions beat the All Blacks again in tomorrow's series decider? Weight Of History This post contains a poll

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?

From The42 This game is a major test of the mental mettle of these All Blacks 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.

# all-blacks - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From The42 Henderson one of the unlucky ones after Gatland rewards winning Lions 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.

From The42 '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.

From The42 'The best teams learn their lessons in victory as well as defeat' 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.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Hansen takes a gamble and Gatland sticks to his guns Lions 2017 This post contains videos

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.

From The42 'This group of players, they have an opportunity to leave a bit of a legacy' 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.

From The42 Nicknames, place-kicks and nerves: Beauden and Jordie start together 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.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From The42 Gatland keeps the faith with Lions team selection as four Irish players to start in decisive third Test 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.

From The Daily Edge Air New Zealand's latest ad has one of the worst attempts at an Irish accent ever Roight

Air New Zealand's latest ad has one of the worst attempts at an Irish accent ever

“Worst accent since Tom Cruise in Far & Away”

From The42 Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea Fresh Faces

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

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

From The42 The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand' 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.

From The42 'We've kept in contact with Joe about the job': NZRU boss sees Schmidt, Lam and Gatland among All Black options Little Black Book

'We've kept in contact with Joe about the job': NZRU boss sees Schmidt, Lam and Gatland among All Black options

Steve Tew thinks Joe Schmidt has the vision and the existing knowledge of Kiwi rugby to make him a candidate to take over from Steve Hansen.

From The42 A gamble or a gain? All Blacks could hand Test start to 20-year-old Barrett 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.

From The42 Williams emerges as injury concern ahead of Lions team naming 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.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From The42 'I’m going to be speaking to his agent' - George impressed with Furlong 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.

From The42 Jet-boats, helicopters and bungees: The Lions' R&R in Queenstown 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.

From The42 Winner-takes-all third Test has World Cup final feel for All Blacks Wounded Animal

Winner-takes-all third Test has World Cup final feel for All Blacks

Jerome Kaino said there is an ‘edge’ to the world champions ahead of Saturday’s Lions decider.

# all-blacks - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 Tadhg Furlong has fine record against All Blacks but still feels a fear Prop Life

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.

From The42 There'll be a 'bit of edge' in Lions decider, admits Brodie Retallick Needle

There'll be a 'bit of edge' in Lions decider, admits Brodie Retallick

We’re all set up for a hard-fought decider in Eden Park on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: The defensive passage that drove the Lions to their Wellington win Big Hits

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.

# all-blacks - Sunday 2 July, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Sexton-Farrell axis makes the difference against All Blacks Playmakers

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.

From The42 'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions Cleared

'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.

From The42 'The difference in Chicago is that it was an an attitudinal problem' Tourists

'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.

# all-blacks - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The42 The All Blacks must be getting sick of the sight of Conor Murray Prolific

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.

From The42 '13 penalties is way too much' - Itoje aiming for improvement after landmark victory Reaction

'13 penalties is way too much' - Itoje aiming for improvement after landmark victory

The 22-year-old English star says his side must show greater discipline ahead of the series decider.

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