Lions tour: Tour Diary
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I was surprised a little bit in terms of Steve Hansen. Normally he's pretty calm but he's been doing a lot of press conferences in the last couple of weeks. I can only take that as a sign of respect that he's potentially a little bit worried," Lions coach Warren Gatland hits back at All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen.
VIEW FROM THE NORTH
"Hansen claimed that the Maori would 'throw the kitchen sink' at the Lions at Rotorua International Stadium. He was wrong. Instead, the home side had the sink well and truly hurled at them," Chris Foy of the Daily Mail writes after the Lions beat New Zealand Maori 32-10.
BET OF THE DAY
The Chiefs are minus almost all of their stars because of All Blacks and New Zealand Maori commitments, and a Lions victory in Hamilton on Tuesday of 13 & over is available at $3.50.
LOOK OUT FOR
Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies, Tomas Francis, Allan Dell and Finn Russell. How much game time will the six called-up Lions get? Or will they just be carrying tackling bags at training?
MAN OF THE MOMENT
Stephen Donald ran rings around Wales last year for the Chiefs as they won 40-7, so can the 'Beaver' do the same as captain and tame the Lions?