That’s more like it. A very promising win over the New Zealand Maori for the Lions on Saturday – their defence and set piece were particularly pleasing, keeping the Maori to a meagre 10 points. To negate running threats like Rieko Ioane and Nehe Milner-Skudder so completely was great to
Another thrilling game between Argentina and England on Saturday evening, with England running out 35-25 winners. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but it was definitely fun to watch. Here’s how the England players rated.1 Ellis Genge – 7 The England front row struggled in the scrum to start with, and there were
Here is the Lions side to take on the Chiefs, in the final match before the first Test.British & Irish Lions (v Chiefs, Tuesday June 20, FMG Stadium, Waikato, 7.35pm NZST/8.35am BST) 15. Liam Williams – Scarlets, Wales, #833 14. Jack Nowell – Exeter Chiefs, England, #828 13. Jared Payne – Ulster, Ireland,
Wales' Cory Hill, Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies and Tomas Francis will join the squad following their Test against Tonga in Auckland. Gatland said: "We have said all along that we need to give ourselves the best chance of winning the Test series and that could potentially involve calling up players.
A disappointing loss to the Highlanders has threatened to derail the positive feeling earned by the Lions with that tight win over the Crusaders. However, the Highlanders game certainly featured more of a second-string Lions side and familiar issues were exposed – namely poor discipline and an inability to be