Beaumont backs Aussies

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says Australian rugby has plenty of challenges on its plate.

Challenging time for the Aussies, but they will bounce back, says World Rugby chairman.

Gatland's 'radical' gamble

Owen Farrell will start at second five-eighth  against the All Blacks in Wellington.

UK media is surprised at selection of Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton to meet the All Blacks.

Hansen, Gatland vow peace pint

Steve Hansen insists he has nothing against his coaching opposite Warren Gatland and they will share a drink at series end.

We do like each other, honest, say rival coaches Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland ahead of post-match drink.

Here come the Lions, and Ngani Laumape

Hurricane Ngani Laumape could make his test debut on Saturday.

Two days out, Steve Hansen is expected rain and a fired up Lions.

'You've only got one brain' video


Israel Dagg says Ben Smith has made the right decision, as "it's only rugby''.

Sexton, Farrell both to start video

Johnny Sexton will start the second test at No 10 for the Lions.

Star midfielder Ben Te'o moves to the bench as the Lions pick two playmakers to start second test.

North, Henshaw heading home

George North is returning home from the Lions tour injured.

Injured Lions players ruled out of the rest of the tour after suffering injuries in the Hurricanes match.

Naholo, Laumape get ABs call video

All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo and hooker Codie Taylor at the squad's team photo session.

Naholo returns in reshuffled All Blacks back three, and Laumape in line for debut off the bench.

No regrets for Scottish pair

Scotland's Finn Russell says he would have regretted not joining the Lions, even though he only played five minutes.

A British and Irish Lions callup is something you can't turn down, two members of the 'Geography Six' say.

Lions need to let go - Wilkinson

Former first-five Jonny Wilkinson says the Lions must attack the All Blacks in the second test.

Former first-five believes the Lions must draw inspiration from the epic try they scored in the first test.

Wallabies' only hope v ABs

Michael Hooper and the Wallabies could take a hiding when they come up against the All Blacks.

OPINION: Last time a miracle that big happened, a huge star appeared in the east, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Wallabies eye defensive love

Nathan Grey has agreed a contract extension with the Australian Rugby Union

Nathan Grey has agreed a new deal to coach defence full-time.

Fans double-booked at stadium

Several fans caught up in a ticket gaffe missed seeing Rory Best lead the British and Irish Lions out at Westpac Stadium ...

Ticketek apologises, and insists there won't be a hitch for All Blacks game.

Reason: Gatland shows strength video

Warren Gatland should be admired for admitting he was wrong to call in players based on where they were based.

OPINION: It takes a big man to admit his mistake as the Lions coach has done over the 'Geography Six'.

Sub snub perplexes Woodward video

Warren Gatland's failure to utilise the Lions bench to greater effect has the UK media blaming him for the draw against ...

2005 Lions coach joins UK and Irish media in slamming Warren Gatland's "farcical" use of the "Geography Six".

'Wrecking ball' ready for ABs

Hurricanes second-five Ngani Laumape bursts between Lions James Haskell and Jonathan Joseph in another barnstorming run ...

Ngani Laumape makes another compelling case for higher honours. "It's pretty hard to fault him," says Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Lions tour diary

Warren Gatland needs a first win over the All Blacks on Saturday to turn the test series around.

Gatland couldn't give a toss, but are the UK media turning on him? And what changes for the second test?

Lions are working on their roar stuff nation

If the Lions can deliver quality ball to their outside backs, the scoreboard is bound to stack up in their favour.

They're not kings of the jungle yet, but if they can reach potential they may just take down our men in black.

Pinetree, Reado and Wayne video

Waikato University Geography XV star player Wayne Smith (No 10), plots tactics with hooker Kevin Norquay (right) against ...

ON TOUR: When mental maps go wrong, a visit to Meadsville - and an All Black gets a nose job?

Hansen 'winning' war of words

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was smiling after winning the first test at Eden Park last Saturday.

The row between Lions and ABs coaches is close to sour 2005 feelings but Steve Hansen's "hands down" on top, UK media says.

Lawes primed for All Blacks

Courtney Lawes running at Hurricanes No 8 Brad Shields in Wellington on Tuesday evening.

Lions lock Courtney Lawes is keen to lay everything on the line after playing his way into test contention.

Lions thriller ends even video

Wing Tommy Seymour dives over for the first of the British and Irish Lions' tries against the Hurricanes.

Draws rarely come more exciting than this one between the Hurricanes and Lions.

Henderson card divides fans video

Lions lock Iain Henderson is yellow carded by Referee Romain Poite.

Most Kiwi fans were debating red card or yellow for Lions tip tackle, but Lions fans believed a penalty was enough.

Spear tackle angers Hurricanes video

Iain Henderson of the Lions is shown a yellow card by referee Romain Poite.

Lions lock lucky to escape with a yellow card for lifting Jordie Barrett dangerously.

Gatland 'couldn't give a toss' video

Warren Gatland has played down being portrayed as a clown in the New Zealand Herald.

Lions coach says he hasn't seen clown cartoon, but calls it a personal attack.

Canes v Lions: Player ratings

Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes gets tackled.

Who starred and who stumbled: our rugby writers rate the players from Tuesday night's match.

Lions fold badly in draw video

George North sprints away from the Hurricanes defence to grab the second try for the Lions.

OPINION: Midweekers play with passion but fade as fitness gives out and yellow card costly, writes Mark Reason.

'The Bus' didn't get started

All Hurricanes fans' eyes were on Julian Savea against the Lions.

OPINION: Cliffhanger Lions match needed much more Julian Savea, but he was rarely sighted.

Coles presents korowai

Hurricane Dane Coles and Lions skipper Sam Warburton hongi after the treasured korowai is presented at Wellington Stadium.

Haka, a ceremonial sword, and now Dane Coles comes bearing gifts for the Lions.

Fekitoa's French move rubbished

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa in action against the British and Irish Lions earlier this month.

All Black Malakai Fekitoa isn't going anywhere. At least not yet, according to his agent.

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