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#Lions

# lions - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The42 Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again 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.

# lions - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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 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.

# lions - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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”

# lions - 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 Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare Big Jack

Jack McGrath must start the third Test, but not merely due to Vunipola's Wellington nightmare

Vunipola conceded four penalties, but that may not be too large a factor in McGrath’s inclusion.

From The42 Henshaw will miss start of season while Payne remains in Wellington Out Of Action

Henshaw will miss start of season while Payne remains in Wellington

The Ireland centres have both picked up injury issues on the tour of New Zealand.

# lions - Monday 3 July, 2017

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.

# lions - Sunday 2 July, 2017

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.

# lions - 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 'All credit to Wales': Steve Hansen's Freudian slip on New Zealand TV Cheeky This post contains videos

'All credit to Wales': Steve Hansen's Freudian slip on New Zealand TV

Even Hansen himself had a chuckle at his ironic slip of the tongue.

From The42 'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence Heavy Artillery

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

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 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 Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test Kia Ora This post contains videos

Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test

It’s the first red card New Zealand have received in a Test since 1967.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test

The series was on the line as Warren Gatland’s side did battle with the world champions in Wellington.

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.

# lions - Friday 30 June, 2017

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.

From The42 Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM Captain

Family man Warburton teams up with O'Brien after taking over from POM

The 28-year-old Lions captain has taken over from Peter O’Mahony for this weekend.

From The42 'I would rather grab them than nothing!' - Vunipola puts BallGate to bed Bind

'I would rather grab them than nothing!' - Vunipola puts BallGate to bed

The Lions prop was accused of grabbing Owen Franks’ testicles.

# lions - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From The42 2013 Lion Ryan Grant hits out at 'lack of respect' shown to Scottish rugby Think Again

2013 Lion Ryan Grant hits out at 'lack of respect' shown to Scottish rugby

‘Even though boys are putting up results against Ireland and Wales, they’re not getting the recognition’.

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.

# lions - 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.

# lions - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland Victim

'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland

The Lions coach has felt targeted by the New Zealand Herald.

From The42 Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition STANDOUT

Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition

Rory Best and CJ Stander were strong too, but Robbie Henshaw was injured in the first half.

From The42 Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington All Even

Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington

The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.

From The42 As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced the defending Super Rugby champions in Wellington.

# lions - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’' Marler

'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’'

Joe Marler on life on tour, ‘getting to know Rory Best OBE’ and trying to make the Test squad.

From The42 Best, Henshaw, Stander and Henderson get chance to impress against Canes Team News

Best, Henshaw, Stander and Henderson get chance to impress against Canes

The Ulsterman captains the Lions again on Tuesday night in Wellington.

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.

# lions - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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 O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine Dejected

O'Mahony confident Lions can recover and says shoulder should be fine

The Munster man was on the losing side as he captained the Lions in the first Test.

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 The player ratings as the Lions are outfought and outclassed in Auckland Tamed

The player ratings as the Lions are outfought and outclassed in Auckland

Fleeting glimpses of quality not enough as the Lions are bitten in Auckland.

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.