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#Lions

# lions - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From The42 No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward Tactics

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward

The Crusaders were frustrated to get drawn into a kicking battle, but the Lions’ class showed.

From The42 Payne starts at fullback as Lions captain Warburton returns Team News

Payne starts at fullback as Lions captain Warburton returns

The Ulsterman is joined by Ireland team-mates Rory Best, Iain Henderson, CJ Stander and Robbie Henshaw.

From The42 Three All Blacks in Highlanders side to face Lions in Dunedin The Zoo

Three All Blacks in Highlanders side to face Lions in Dunedin

Lima Sopoaga, Liam Coltman and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen.

# lions - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 'You just have to show respect' - Mako Vunipola on facing the haka Face Off

'You just have to show respect' - Mako Vunipola on facing the haka

The Lions star looked pretty nonchalant.

From The42 'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong Wexford Beef

'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong

The Ireland and Leinster tighthead had a fine debut for Warren Gatland’s side.

From The42 Brilliant night for Furlong and the rest of the Irish Lions in Christchurch Irish Influence

Brilliant night for Furlong and the rest of the Irish Lions in Christchurch

It was a great night for the Irish contingent.

From The42 As it happened: Crusaders v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Crusaders v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s men were in desperate need of a big result in Christchurch.

# lions - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From The42 'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions Test Quality

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

From The42 No time for Lions self-pity as they get on the road to Christchurch Moving On

No time for Lions self-pity as they get on the road to Christchurch

Warren Gatland’s squad face the best Kiwi Super Rugby side on Saturday.

From The42 'Sometimes you need to get a punch to the face': Stander confident Lions will learn from mistakes Learnings

'Sometimes you need to get a punch to the face': Stander confident Lions will learn from mistakes

The Munster number eight believes the setback will help the squad improve.

From The42 'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks' Optimism

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'

Warren Gatland says he is happy to have tough tests in the build-up to the All Blacks clashes.

From The42 As it happened: Auckland Blues v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: Auckland Blues v The Lions

We followed the second game of the 2017 tour as Warren Gatland’s side faced Super Rugby opposition.

From The42 Gaeilgeor Robbie Henshaw set to light up his Lions tour against the Blues Roibard

Gaeilgeor Robbie Henshaw set to light up his Lions tour against the Blues

The Leinster man is one of the new faces in the Lions team for the clash at Eden Park.

# lions - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

From The42 'They'll never be forgotten, the 1971 boys will remain unique in the Lions story' History Makers

'They'll never be forgotten, the 1971 boys will remain unique in the Lions story'

A new book explores the achievement in defeated New Zealand 46 years ago.

From The42 Tana Umaga's Blues will unleash their first ever pre-match haka against the Lions tomorrow night Debut
From The42 'Emotional' Lions squad hold minute's silence in New Zealand for victims of London terror attack Condolences

'Emotional' Lions squad hold minute's silence in New Zealand for victims of London terror attack

The squad play their second game of the tour tomorrow.

From The42 Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions Superstar

Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions

The Blues centre has recovered from a knee issue to start at inside centre tomorrow.

# lions - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The42 'It's a team any Irish boy would want to play for. I ended up playing against them' Irish Abroad

'It's a team any Irish boy would want to play for. I ended up playing against them'

Oli Jager had an impressive outing against the Lions on Saturday and is hungry for more.

# lions - Saturday 3 June, 2017

From The42 'A damp squib' - Media mock Lions' opening effort in New Zealand Reaction

'A damp squib' - Media mock Lions' opening effort in New Zealand

‘Is that all you got?’

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The Lions Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v The Lions

We followed all the action from Whangarei as the 2017 tour got underway.

From The42 Sexton must lay down marker as Lions get 2017 tour underway Influence

Sexton must lay down marker as Lions get 2017 tour underway

The Ireland out-half will be fighting hard for his spot.

# lions - Friday 2 June, 2017

From The42 Letter from New Zealand: Lions easing happily into life on tour Tour Diary

Letter from New Zealand: Lions easing happily into life on tour

Sean O’Brien has taken on the all-important role of fines master.

From The42 New Connacht boss Keane to fly in after Chiefs tackle Lions Setting His Stall

New Connacht boss Keane to fly in after Chiefs tackle Lions

The province are keen to avoid a repeat of the inactive pre-season that scuppered their campaign as defending champs.

# lions - Thursday 1 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland's son and an ex-Ireland Schools prop start against the Lions on Saturday Baabaas

Gatland's son and an ex-Ireland Schools prop start against the Lions on Saturday

Warren Gatland’s son and a former Ireland Schools prop start in the tour opener.

# lions - Monday 29 May, 2017

From The42 Bring on the battles! Gatland's Lions set off for demanding New Zealand tour Departure

Bring on the battles! Gatland's Lions set off for demanding New Zealand tour

The Lions squad left London this afternoon, with a gruelling 10-game tour ahead of them.

# lions - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From The42 School days with Tadhg Furlong and inspired by Wexford All-Ireland winning grandfather Matthew O'Hanlon

School days with Tadhg Furlong and inspired by Wexford All-Ireland winning grandfather

The Wexford joint captain will keep a close eye on the Lions trip to New Zealand.

# lions - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From The42 Murray, Stander, POM at 'slight disadvantage' for Lions, says Gatland Up To Speed

Murray, Stander, POM at 'slight disadvantage' for Lions, says Gatland

While key players from Leinster and Saracens are now in camp, the Munster trio remain on Pro12 duty.

# lions - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From The42 Dylan Hartley still in line for Lions call up following Ken Owens injury Hold The Plane

Dylan Hartley still in line for Lions call up following Ken Owens injury

The divisive hooker would be the presumed next choice if Owens is forced to withdraw.

# lions - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From The42 Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure Mind Games

Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

The mind games have started.

# lions - Friday 12 May, 2017

From The42 Mealamu feels 'stink' over O'Driscoll Lions tackle, but stops short of apologising Regret

Mealamu feels 'stink' over O'Driscoll Lions tackle, but stops short of apologising

It’ll be 12 years this summer since that now infamous spear tackle.

# lions - Monday 8 May, 2017

From The42 Late call-up Laidlaw determined to seize Lions chance despite sad circumstances Great Scot

Late call-up Laidlaw determined to seize Lions chance despite sad circumstances

The scrum-half has replaced Ben Youngs in Warren Gatland’s squad.

# lions - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From The42 Greig Laidlaw added to Lions squad after Ben Youngs' withdrawal Great Scot

Greig Laidlaw added to Lions squad after Ben Youngs' withdrawal

The 31-year-old scrum-half joins fellow Scots Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour in the squad.

From The42 Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions squad due to family reasons Awful News

Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions squad due to family reasons

The England scrum-half had been included in Warren Gatland’s 41-man squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand.

From The42 WATCH: Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories in Super Rugby Due South

WATCH: Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories in Super Rugby

It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Blues, meanwhile.

From The42 Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener Lions

Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener

“With Kieran Read out, Liam was probably next cab off the rank”.

# lions - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray Key Man

Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray

The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.

From The42 Huge boost for Munster and the Lions as Conor Murray returns to full training Relief

Huge boost for Munster and the Lions as Conor Murray returns to full training

The Ireland scrum-half has been struggling with a nerve issue but is now fit again.

# lions - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

From The42 All Black hooker Dane Coles suffering concussion symptoms and may miss Lions showdown Lions 2017

All Black hooker Dane Coles suffering concussion symptoms and may miss Lions showdown

Headaches are hampering the player’s recovery from injury too.

# lions - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From The42 'He doesn't defend like a luxury player': Ringrose perfect fit for Lions Precocious

'He doesn't defend like a luxury player': Ringrose perfect fit for Lions

Warren Gatland’s squad will be a poorer place if the Leinster centre doesn’t travel, says Shane Horgan.

# lions - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From The42 'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion Furgone Conclusion

'It’s unbelievably proud for me and my family' - Furlong the Lion

The Leinster man will head to New Zealand with a strong chance of being the Test tighthead.