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#Lions

# lions - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break Clawing Back

Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break

After a half of pressure, Liam Williams cut loose on the All Blacks from his own five-metre line.

From The42 As it happened: All Blacks v The Lions, First Test Let's Get It On

As it happened: All Blacks v The Lions, First Test

After four years of talk, it was action time.

# lions - Friday 23 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident skipper Read All Blacks

All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident skipper Read

But he would say that.

From The42 Murray believes in Lions' potential ahead of the biggest game of his career On Message

Murray believes in Lions' potential ahead of the biggest game of his career

The Lions scrum-half wants his side to keep attacking for 80 minutes tomorrow.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey Captain's Fun

Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey

From one Irish Lions captain to another.

From The42 'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour Appetiser

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

From The42 'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper Mane Man

'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper

The Corkman was named skipper by Warren Gatland this week.

# lions - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world Front Line

Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world

The Lions head coach is excited about how good the Ireland tighthead can be.

# lions - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points Big Issues

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

From The42 Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing Starting XV

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# lions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

# lions - Monday 19 June, 2017

From The42 Letter from New Zealand: Māori heartland, Father's Day and the red army Off The Pitch

Letter from New Zealand: Māori heartland, Father's Day and the red army

Murray Kinsella checks in after moving from Rotorua to Hamilton ahead of the Chiefs game.

# lions - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play Blocking

Gatland calls on referees to clamp down on the All Blacks' illegal play

The Lions boss has already raised the issue with match officials.

From The42 'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award Honour

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

From The42 'BOD shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you very much, you’ve given me a career!' Living With Lions

'BOD shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you very much, you’ve given me a career!'

20 years on from the series win over the Boks, tour documentary Living with Lions continues to make an impact.

# lions - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The42 'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions'' Cloud Nine

'You can hear them shouting outside the hotel at night time, chanting 'Lions, Lions''

Conor Murray says the Lions are in a good place heading into Test week.

From The42 Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua Powerhouse

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

From The42 As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced their stiffest test in the form of an exciting Maori outfit. We followed all the action from Rotorua.

From The42 'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’ Munster Man

'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’

Rua Tipoki has pride in his Māori blood and his time with Munster.

# lions - Friday 16 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa Motoring

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

# lions - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From The42 Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt Johnny's Show

Sexton suddenly the main man for the Lions with Farrell a doubt

The England international has emerged as a doubt for the first Test.

From The42 Major concern for the Lions as Owen Farrell drops out of Maori game injured Worry

Major concern for the Lions as Owen Farrell drops out of Maori game injured

The England international has suffered a grade-one quadriceps strain.

From The42 Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad Inside Info

Steve Hansen says Gatland will call extra players into his Lions squad

The All Blacks boss says Warren Gatland is getting ready to split his squad into two teams.

From The42 Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10 Team News

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10

Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.

From The42 Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test Big Calls

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

From The42 'Lions series felt like a stepping stone to stamping my name on the world stage' DC10

'Lions series felt like a stepping stone to stamping my name on the world stage'

Dan Carter announced himself on the world stage by starring against the Lions in 2005.

# lions - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests Options

'He missed. He's human, that's life' - Lions tee still up for grabs ahead of Tests

Leigh Halfpenny and Owen Farrell are the leading candidates for the job.

From The42 'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23' Miller Lite

'I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn't in the 23'

Former Ireland and Leinster flanker Eric Miller looks back on the highs and lows of the 1997 Lions tour in South Africa.

From The42 Lions to shift into Test mode in Rotorua after 'hiccup' against Highlanders Moving On

Lions to shift into Test mode in Rotorua after 'hiccup' against Highlanders

Discipline, the scrum, closing out games and defending kicks will be the key learning points.

# lions - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Irish frustrations, test teams taking shape and Stuart Hogg's replacement Learning Curve This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Irish frustrations, test teams taking shape and Stuart Hogg's replacement

Murray Kinsella joined Sean Farrell from Dunedin with reaction to the Lions’ loss against the Highlanders.

From The42 'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum Scrum Issues

'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum

The Lions boss was disappointed but won’t be dwelling on defeat for too long.

Poll: Are you watching any of the Lions tour? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you watching any of the Lions tour?

Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.

From The42 Henderson makes impact felt for Lions as Payne has mixed night Irish Influence

Henderson makes impact felt for Lions as Payne has mixed night

CJ Stander started slowly but had some big moments in the 23-22 defeat.

From The42 Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions Opinion

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

From The42 Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin Out Of 10

Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin

Who shone through the defeat for you?

From The42 Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders Drama

Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders

The tourists scored three tries but they produced another big error count in Dunedin.

From The42 As It Happened: Highlanders v The Lions Minute-by-Minute

As It Happened: Highlanders v The Lions

We had all the action from Dunedin.

From The42 Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge Politically Aware

Wedding ahead for Iain Henderson after his first Lions tour challenge

The 25-year-old Ireland and Ulster lock has important times ahead of him.

# lions - Monday 12 June, 2017

From The42 With first Test looming, Henshaw and the Dunedin crew must stand out Getting Close

With first Test looming, Henshaw and the Dunedin crew must stand out

Warren Gatland will send out the majority of his first Test team on Saturday against the Māori All Blacks.

# lions - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From The42 'Conor Murray is probably the best number nine in the world' - Graham Henry Lauded

'Conor Murray is probably the best number nine in the world' - Graham Henry

The former Lions and All Blacks coach had high praise for the Irish scrum-half.