Lions Tour of NZ

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Watch: PM addresses Lions tour terror fears saying 'we will remain vigilant' after Manchester attack

The PM says "there is no evidence of heightened risk of attack" for New Zealand.

Lions skipper Sam Warburton 'fully fit' and raring to 'crack on' for NZ tour

Wales flanker Warburton has participated in full contact training in Ireland after suffering a knee injury early last month.

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The New Zealand Rugby boss says that the Lions rival the World Cup for rugby prestige.

'The sooner they arrive, the better' – Steve Tew buzzing ahead of Lions' arrival

The New Zealand Rugby boss says that the Lions rival the World Cup for rugby prestige.

EXETER, ENGLAND - MAY 20:  Saracens' Billy Vunipola looking dejected after the match during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens at Sandy Park on May 20, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Simon King - CameraSport via Getty Images)

'It is really disappointing' - Lions lose England enforcer Billy Vunipola

Vunipola has been ruled out of the tour of New Zealand next month due to an ongoing shoulder injury.

Injury scare to Wales hooker could give NZ-born England skipper Dylan Hartley Lions call-up

Welsh hooker Ken Owens will miss the Scarlets' PRO12 play-off clash against Leinster in Dublin because of an ankle injury.

The All Blacks could end up with South Africa and Argentina in their pool depending on who Steve Hansen pulls out at today's draw in Japan.

'There will be a massive expectation on them' - Steve Hansen says Lions will struggle in NZ

All Blacks coach Hansen says he and his players are accustomed to high expectations from NZ supporters.

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The former NRL star says he's eager to get a starting spot for the British and Irish Lions.

The former NRL star says he's eager to get a starting spot for the British and Irish Lions.

Video: 'I want to play more minutes' - NZ born Ben Te'o keen to make a statement on Lions tour

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The former NRL star says he's eager to get a starting spot for the British and Irish Lions.

Video: 'I want to play more minutes' - NZ born Ben Te'o keen to make a statement on Lions tour

Te'o was part of the England side that took out the Six Nations title this year.

The plan is that he will stay with us and do some hard conditioning work with contact - Lions coach Warren Gatland

Lions coach Gatland says Warburton should miss club games

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  (R-L) Sam Warburton (Captain) looks on as Warren Gatland (Head Coach) speaks to the media during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Lions coach Gatland says Warburton should miss club games

Gatland says it is important his players are fully fit from the start of the gruelling tour.

14 June 2003, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand.
Philips International Series, Rugby Union, New Zealand All Blacks v England.
Martin Johnson.
Enland Defeated the All Blacks 15-13
Pic: Andrew Cornaga / Photosport

'That was significant' - Gatland to use England's 2003 win against the All Blacks as inspiration for Lions tour

"At one stage they were down to 13 men but repelled the All Blacks," the Lions coach said.

Kieran Read in action during the All Blacks and Manu Samoa rugby union Test match at Apia Park. Samoa. Wednesday 8 July 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'That's probably a touch-and-go one' - Kieran Read admits he may miss the All Blacks' clash with Samoa

Read admits he may be forced to play the first Test of the British and Irish Lions series a tad rusty.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  (R-L) Sam Warburton (Captain) looks on as Warren Gatland (Head Coach) speaks to the media during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Lions coach Warren Gatland confident injured players will be ready in time for NZ tour

Captain Sam Warburton, halfback Conor Murray and lock Alun Wyn Jones are all currently injured.

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In one month the Lions will kick off their campaign against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei.

Fans gearing up as one month out from Lions tour of New Zealand

In one month the Lions will kick off their campaign against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei.

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The Blues and All Blacks loose forward faces up to six weeks on the side-lines with a troublesome knee.

Jerome Kaino out for six weeks with knee injury

The seasoned loose forward should still be available for selection for the Lions tour though.

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The 41 players picked to tour New Zealand are all desperate to get the chance to play the All Blacks.

'10 matches in a five-week period is too much' - Lions to shorten future tours

Rugby bosses in Europe said the NZ tour is the last in the current format.

Lions call up the latest notch on Ben Te'o's incredible career belt

The code-hopping country-switcher was named in Warren Gatland's 41-man touring party.

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Jordie Barrett during an All Blacks rugby training session at Toyota Park in Chicago, USA. Tuesday 1 November 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Watch: Steve Hansen says young superstar Jordie Barrett is 'there or thereabouts' for All Blacks selection

The younger Barrett brother has set the early rounds of Super Rugby alight for the Hurricanes.

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The Lions coach insists his side won't make the same mistakes of the 2005 side.

'We've got to earn some respect from the New Zealand public' - Warren Gatland out to impress on Lions tour

The Lions coach insists his side won't make the same mistakes of the 2005 side.

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Hansen has got a shot in early as the mind games begin ahead of the eagerly awaited tour.

Watch: 'People expect them to win' - Steve Hansen starts mind games with Warren Gatland ahead of Lions tour

The All Blacks coach is already looking to get one over his rivals ahead of the June series.

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Fitzy says having watched the players consistently while living in Europe has him on edge for the All Blacks’ chances in the tour.

'I'm a little bit anxious' - Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick says Lions squad a formidable one

Fitzy says watching the players consistently while living in Europe has him on edge.

Borthwick feels Dylan Hartley's pain after Lions snub

Borthwick had a say in the decision to leave Hartley off the plane to his native New Zealand.

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The Lions coach says the unique rivalry began when he took his son to the third Test at Eden Park in 2005 – with both an All Blacks and Lions jersey.

'He won't get any special favours from me' – Warren Gatland eager to face off with son Bryn on Lions tour

The Lions coach says the unique rivalry began when he took his son to the third 2005 Test.

Kiwi-born rugby convert Ben Te'o on Lions selection: It feels like winning State of Origin

Te'o also rated the shock call up with winning the NRL with the Rabbitohs.

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Bryn's mum and Warren's wife Trudi Gatland says the pair have already had talks about certain scenarios in the exciting game for the family.

'He's like his dad that way!' – Bryn Gatland level-headed for Baabaas game against Lions

Trudi Gatland says the pair already had talks about game scenarios.

Bryn Gatland named in Provincial Barbarians squad to face dad's Lions in Whangarei tour opener

All eyes will be on Bryn Gatland when he takes on his dad's Lions on June 3.

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There are concerns for those relying on Auckland motels for emergency housing as two big sporting events are set to kick-off in the city.

Lions tour, World Masters Games predicted to push families out of emergency motel housing

About 370 families a week rely on motels for emergency housing in Auckland.

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It may be distasteful to some, but Jack says rising prices to meet demand is how hotels make their money.

'This is the time they make their cheddar' - Jack Tame defends rising prices for Lions tour

It may be distasteful to some, but Jack says raising prices is how hotels make their money.

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