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ABs or Lions? Penguins predict video

A team of Gentoo penguins (or rugbius predictus in Latin) have picked the All Blacks as Saturday night's test winners. ...

Spoiler alert: These penguins, proud in their AB colours, may have been biased ahead of the Lions game.

Read: We expect to win video

Kieran Read says his hand has healed and his body is fit for the opening test of the series against the British and ...

"We love winning." ABs captain embraces the pressure of a huge clash against the Lions.

Lions bullish about Eden Pk video

Lions halfback Conor Murray is confident the tourists can break the All Blacks 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park on ...

To a man, the Lions are confident about breaking All Blacks' formidable 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park.

Rugby Round Table - first test video

Does All Blacks star Beauden Barrett have something up his sleeve for the Lions?

Key match-ups identified and tactics dissected - here's what to expect when the ABs and Lions clash.

How to beat the Lions video

Rieko Ioane can expect a constant barrage of kicks to come his way against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday night.

The Lions' tactics from the tour so far and how the All Blacks can overcome them.

Do Lions cheat in scrums? video

The scrums were a frustration for everyone when the Crusaders met the Lions.

Will scrum penalties decide the outcome of this upcoming Lions series?

Savea axing raises questions video

Julian Savea has scored 46 tries in 53 tests. He is second-equal on the all-time All Blacks tryscorers list with ...

OPINION: 'The Bus' could be left stranded on 53 tests after being replaced by 20-year-old Rieko Ioane, writes Richard Knowler.

Chat recap: All Blacks v Lions

Rieko Ioane will start on the wing for the All Blacks in the first test against the Lions.

Have the Lions done enough to earn the respect of the ABs? Discuss with Stuff rugby writer Mark Reason.

What is Hansen thinking? video

Great eye contact: Steve Hansen

A look inside the mind of the All Blacks coach.

Barrett: 'Feeling is good in camp'

Beauden Barrett is going to have some quick decisions to make when that Lions defensive line comes his way on Saturday night.

The All Blacks star playmaker is keeping things on the down-low ahead of some real heat coming his way at Eden Park.

Te'o braced for SBW

Kiwi-born Lions midfielder Ben Te'o is ready to clash with Sonny Bill Williams for the first time since 2014, when they ...

Last time they met, Ben Te'o knocked over Sonny Bill Williams. Their showdown at Eden Park should again produce big collisions.

Cruden confirmed for ABs

Aaron Cruden has recovered from his knee injury and will be on the bench for the All Blacks on Saturday night.

First five-eighth Aaron Cruden passes fitness test to take place on All Blacks' bench against the Lions.

Hansen: Why I picked Rieko video

Rieko Ioane in training mode for the All Blacks.

All Blacks coach has no doubt his raw 20-year-old left wing is ready to tackle the Lions.

Lions test match stirs old emotions

Former All Black Neil Wolfe, right, remembers a funny moment while playing against the 1966 Lions with team mate Murray ...

These two ex-All Blacks know what's in store for the boys when they play the Lions because they've done it themselves.

Gatland: The Lions will attack video

Lions coach Warren Gatland says his men will attack the All Blacks more than they have all tour.

Lions coach says they will attack All Blacks more than they have all tour on Saturday night at Eden Park.

Hansen won't 'bully ref' video

Steve Hansen has picked the All Blacks team to face the Lions in the first test.

Battle of the banter between All Blacks coach and his Lions rival continues ahead of opening test.

Ioane gets surprise nod video

After facing the Lions for the Blues and New Zealand Maori, Rieko Ioane gets another crack for the All Blacks on the ...

ABs coach Steve Hansen springs a surprise by preferring Rieko Ioane to Julian Savea on the left wing to face the Lions.

Napier: Lienert-Brown unlucky

An impressive performance against Samoa wasn't enough for Anton Lienert-Brown to earn a start against the Lions.

OPINION: Anton Lienert-Brown must wonder what he's done wrong, after being dropped from the All Blacks starting XV.

Rush defence could bury Beaudy

Beauden Barrett got plenty of space to run against Samoa but it will be a different story against the Lions.

OPINION: Target on Barrett's jersey could be the winning or losing of test series, writes Mark Reason.

Gatland unleashes debutante

Lions coach Warren Gatland looks set to have plenty of good times ahead with promising race horse Azaboy.

Lions coach Warren Gatland will be impressed with his latest debutante during New Zealand tour.

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