O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app Flanker Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. Wales flanker Sam Warburton, appointed as tour captain by head coach Warren Gatland, has been named on the replacements’ bench at Eden Park. England fly-half…

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British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions Maori All Blacks (10) 10 Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzie British and Irish Lions (15) 32 Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6 The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts. The…

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Highlanders hand Lions second defeat of tour

Highlanders hand Lions second defeat of tour

Highlanders v British and Irish Lions Highlanders (10) 23 Tries: Naholo, Coltman Cons: Sopoaga, Banks Pens: Sopoaga 2, Banks British and Irish Lions (10) 22 Tries: Joseph, Seymour, Warburton Cons: Biggar 2 Pen: Biggar Elliot Daly’s late attempt at a 57-metre match-winning penalty fell just short as the British and Irish Lions lost narrowly to the Highlanders. Second-half tries from returning captain Sam Warburton and Tommy Seymour looked to have put the Lions in control,…

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Farrell starts as limping Lions take on in-form Crusaders

Farrell starts as limping Lions take on in-form Crusaders

Crusaders v British and Irish Lions Date: 10 June Time: 08:35 BST Venue: AMI Stadium Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and mobile app. The tour to New Zealand is a little over a week old, and already the daunting task facing the Lions has been laid bare. Following the defeat by the Blues, next up are the unbeaten Crusaders, the form team in Super Rugby. But while Lions boss Warren Gatland…

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Wales' Warburton to captain Lions in NZ but Hartley misses out

Wales' Warburton to captain Lions in NZ but Hartley misses out

Media playback is not supported on this device British and Irish Lions 2017 Listen to a Lions squad announcement special on BBC Radio 5 live and online from 19:00 BST on Wednesday Wales back row Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand this summer, but England skipper Dylan Hartley has not been selected in the 41-man squad. Coach Warren Gatland has chosen 16 England players, 12 from…

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