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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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.

From The42 A great day for Gatland as he finally gets elusive victory over All Blacks Winner

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.

From The42 Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature Historic

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.

From The42 Conor Murray loves scoring against the All Blacks Murray Mint This post contains videos

Conor Murray loves scoring against the All Blacks

Murray’s try in the 69th minute paved the way for a storming Lions comeback.

From The42 Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland Level

Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland

Owen Farrell held his nerve with a late penalty to draw the series back to 1-1.

From The42 Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan collapses ahead of second Test in Wellington Legend

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan collapses ahead of second Test in Wellington

The 70-year-old is said to be in a ‘moderate’ condition.

From The42 'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us' Lions

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# all-blacks - Friday 30 June, 2017

From The42 'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' Main Man

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

From The42 All Blacks skipper ready to adapt to whatever the Lions and Wellington have in store All-weather

All Blacks skipper ready to adapt to whatever the Lions and Wellington have in store

‘Mate, if it turns out it’s different then we have to adapt on the run out there on the field.’

From The42 Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington Preview

Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington

We’ve looked at the areas where Warren Gatland’s side need to be better against the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From The42 The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections Big Calls This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: The winners and losers of the second test selections

Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the latest team selections made by Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen ahead of the big game on Saturday.

From The42 Pairing up Sexton and Farrell is a bold call from Warren Gatland Playmakers

Pairing up Sexton and Farrell is a bold call from Warren Gatland

The two playmakers will start alongside each other in the second Test against the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test Team News

All Blacks make two changes for second Lions Test

Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith miss out through injury.

# all-blacks - Monday 26 June, 2017

From The42 All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan All Blacks

All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

“I just thought: ‘Blooming heck, these are big units, I’d best not do anything too bad in the house’.”

From The42 All Blacks set for changes as Crotty and Smith likely to miss Test two Rejig

All Blacks set for changes as Crotty and Smith likely to miss Test two

Steve Hansen looks certain to have fresh faces in his backline.

# all-blacks - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear Ominous

Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear

Warren Gatland’s men missed their chance to really put doubt in the Kiwis’ minds.

# all-blacks - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 'I looked up, I saw a bit of space and I just stuck my head down' Williams Racing

'I looked up, I saw a bit of space and I just stuck my head down'

Liam Williams’ moment of magic will live long in the memory, despite this morning’s Lions defeat.

From The42 Media reaction: praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions Paper Talk

Media reaction: praise for All Blacks 'masterclass', concern for Lions

Warren Gatland is going to be in the cross hairs of his homeland’s press pack.

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella dials in from Eden Park after the Lions' defeat to the All Blacks Hurt Pride This post contains videos
From The42 'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion Concussion

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion

The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.

From The42 'Direct' NZ deserved the win, says Gatland as he promises breakdown improvement for second Test Work Ons

'Direct' NZ deserved the win, says Gatland as he promises breakdown improvement for second Test

The Kiwi says there are easy fixes after today’s 15-point loss.

From The42 Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better Analysis

Worryingly for the Lions, the All Blacks are only likely to get better

Warren Gatland’s men came out of the breakdown battle poorly.

From The42 10 of the best pictures from Eden Park as the Lions are defeated by the All Blacks Lions 2017

10 of the best pictures from Eden Park as the Lions are defeated by the All Blacks

The Lions were brought back down to earth with a 30-15 defeat in Auckland.

From The42 Thrilling skills, the Rieko case and more talking points as the All Blacks maul Lions Reaction

Thrilling skills, the Rieko case and more talking points as the All Blacks maul Lions

The only worry for New Zealand was that Ben Smith suffered his third concussion of the season.

From The42 Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions One Up

Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions

Warren Gatland’s tourists played some thrilling rugby but were second best at Eden Park.