Lions lock Ross Filipo hopes to lift the gloom around the club by winning the Ranfurly Shield tomorrow night.
OPINION: Things look bleak for the Lions now, but haven't they always been that way, writes Hamish Bidwell.
There's no point kicking Wellington, now they've gone down after a 55-7 to Counties Manukau on Saturday.
The Lions' 55-7 loss to Counties Manukau was a symptom of a wider malaise in Wellington rugby, says Murray Mexted.
Line-up changes come thick and fast
Willie Ripia gets the call-up to start, making him Wellington's fifth No 10 in just six games.
Wellington fullback and Steelers lock face judiciary for alleged foul play in the latest round of the NPC.
Wellington's grip on Premiership status might be loosening, but at least coach Chris Boyd hasn't lost his sense of humour.
There was something unnerving about the way Canterbury savaged Wellington 46-12.
Wellington will opt for a fourth first five-eighth in six games, with Jackson Garden-Bachop handed the job.
Former NZ sevens player named to start on the wing for Wellington against Auckland in the provincial premiership.
Chase Tiatia has been tossed the No 10 jersey as the Wellington Lions attempt to get their NPC campaign back on track.
Chris Boyd must find a way to fix a dysfunctional backline following his side's defeat to Northland.
In record-breaking style, Northland notch their first NPC victory over Wellington in 14 years.
Wellington coach Chris Boyd has fielded an inexperienced side for Saturday's NPC opener against Waikato.
Wellington XV plays Manawatu at the Hutt Recreation Ground tomorrow, as Lions coach continues his search.
Lions coach Chris Boyd's talent quest will continue with a touch of urgency when a Wellington XV plays Manawatu on Friday.
Motu Matu'u has re-signed with the Wellington Lions ahead of the up-coming NPC championship.
Riki Flutey's eyes still sparkle when he talks about rugby and is adamant his career isn't over yet.
About half of Westpac Stadium's corporate box holders are expected to renew their licences.
Wellington Rugby has recorded its third consecutive profit in posting a surplus of $56,409 for 2013.
Wellington won't be bereft of fullback talent without Charlie Ngatai, coach says.
Hawke's Bay took the title, while Wellington learned a valuable lesson about playing to the final whistle during the Central Regions sevens tournament in Palmerston North.
Scots College schoolboy Malo Tuitama has been selected in a high-calibre Wellington Sevens squad.
Victor Vito has put his omission from the All Blacks behind him to be named Wellington Lions player of the year.
Vito, Shields, Treeby vie for top honours
Victor Vito, Brad Shields and Shaun Treeby will compete for the Lions player of the year award.
After a night of mourning Wellington's NPC loss came a day of celebrations for Jeffery Toomaga-Allen.
Are the Wellington Lions just too nice? It was hard for that thought not to cross your mind after Saturday's game.
Lions coach Chris Boyd wants to coach a NZ Super Rugby team, but not before another crack at an elusive NPC trophy.
Canterbury too good for Lions
Look back over The Dominion Post's blow-by-blow blog of the NPC Premiership final between Wellington and Canterbury.
Wellington prepares for ITM Cup final
Wellington are braced for a challenge from both the elements and Canterbury in tomorrow night's national provincial rugby final at Westpac Stadium.
Get to know Wellington Lions prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen a bit better as he talks to Toby Robson.
John Schwalger can empathise more than any of the current Lions with the capital's frustrated rugby fans.
Alapati Leiua's taunts must have caused fireworks to explode behind some Canterbury players' eyeballs.
Brad Shields says he's too busy having fun to dwell on his omission from the All Blacks end of year tour squad.
OPINION: For all his potential, picking Luke Whitelock for ABs over Brad Shields and Victor Vito is odd.
The Lions are wary of burning up mental and physical energy before their ITM Cup final.
Talk with Lima Sopoaga and Shaun Treeby
Lima Sopoaga and Shaun Treeby joined us for a live webchat as the Lions chase NPC rugby glory.
Wellington are angry at the number of All Blacks available to Canterbury for the ITM Cup final.
But Canterbury will have no fear as they enter Saturday's final at Westpac Stadium.
Wellington will host Auckland or Canterbury in the final, after comprehensively beating Counties Manukau.
Wellington host Counties Manukau at Westpac Stadium tonight and 99 times out of 100 you would expect them to run away with it.
The Ranfurly Shield will still play a key role in how Counties fare in the NPC semifinal against the Lions.
Jeremy Thrush gets his first start for the All Blacks but Beauden Barrett can only wish he was also shown the love.
Wellington are determined not to fall at the semifinal hurdle of the NPC premiership for a second consecutive year.
OPINION: ITM Cup coaches involved in semi finals will be frustrated by losing their players to the All Blacks' extended squad.
The unbeaten record of the Wellington Lions rugby team is gone but not the belief they can rebound to win the NPC title.
Nine-game streak over
Hawke's Bay have ended Wellington's unbeaten NPC run with a fine 35-24 win in Napier.
Cory Jane will start tomorrow in a full-strength Wellington Lions team to play Hawke's Bay.
Wellington are one win shy of the province's single-season winning record of 10 wins set in 1986 as they face Hawke's Bay.
Cory Jane's comeback wouldn't have been complete without a bit of banter.
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