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The All Blacks captain will play his 98th Test tomorrow night after overcoming his thumb injury.

'The body's in good nick!' Kieran Read ready to go against physical Lions after two months on the sidelines

The All Blacks captain will play his 98th Test tonight after overcoming his thumb injury.

Rieko Ioane at All Blacks traning session at Trusts Stadium ahead of the first test match against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. Tuesday 20 June 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'I'm looking forward to the challenge' - All Blacks rookie Rieko Ioane raring to go against Lions

Ioane has labelled his first Test start - against the Lions, no less - a dream come true.

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The British and Irish Lions coach added a little psychological jab back at Shag over his latest comments.

One last mind trick: Is Gatland's call to play with flair actually a cover-up?

The Lions coach says risks and courageous play is how you defeat the All Blacks, but his gameplan recently has been very different.

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Seven Sharp analyses the evolution of modern rugby players as the All Blacks gear up for the Lions Test.

Taller, heavier, better? How today's All Blacks compare to heroes from past years

Seven Sharp analyses the evolution of modern rugby players as the All Blacks gear up for the Lions Test.

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Franck Mesnel, who played in the losing French side, provided the special piece of history.

Watch: Kieran Read joins former ABs captains to receive trophies made from posts used in '87 World Cup Final

Franck Mesnel, who played in the French side, provided the special piece of history.

Brumbies Christian Lealiifano

Christian Lealiifano set for incredible comeback from leukaemia in time to help Brumbies in Super Rugby finals

"Not even six months after his 100 days in remission he's giving himself a chance to play."

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The former England captain said it was a shame because the Kiwi public have been fantastic so far.

Raw: 'Both of us stood up and he pushed me back in my seat' – Lions manager John Spencer talks about altercation with drunk NZ fan

The former England captain said it was a shame because the Kiwi public have been fantastic so far.

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The All Blacks mingled with young fans in Auckland today ahead of their Test against the Lions tomorrow.

Watch: All Blacks star Julian forces younger brother Ardie Savea to bust a few moves in front of young fans

The All Blacks mingled with young fans in Auckland today ahead of their Test against the Lions tomorrow.

British & Irish Lions team manager John Spencer at the official unveiling of All Black legend Sir Colin Meads bronze statue, and opening of the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition at i-SITE, Te Kuiti, New Zealand. Monday 19 June 2017. © Copyright Photo: Stephen Barker / www.photosport.nz

Lions manager John Spencer abused and attacked by drunk NZ fan in Auckland

The Lions have not made a complaint or asked for action to be taken.

Smith took the All Blacks' reigns in place of the injured Kieran Read last night.

All Blacks coach Hansen expects Owen Farrell, Johnny Sexton late show in first Lions Test

Hansen is tipping the English first-five Farrell to eventually end up in the midfield.

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The 1 NEWS reporter had the privilege of viewing the trophy today.

Watch: Chris Chang gets up close with trophy for victor of All Blacks vs Lions Test series

The 1 NEWS reporter had the privilege of viewing the trophy today.

Aaron Cruden during All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium ahead of the first test match against the British and Irish Lions. Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday 22 June 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Aaron Cruden passes fitness test, named on the bench for All Blacks against Lions

Cruden has overcome a knee ligament injury which he picked up while playing for the Chiefs earlier this month.

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The ABs coach said "worry is a wasted emotion" and said the Lions coach "is a good coach and has his own style".

The wise cracks, the innuendo, the mind games - how could Shag ever be worried?

Gatland thinks it's a nervous front, but maybe Hansen is just having fun.

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The Auckland Grammar product has taken each promotion since his 2015 provincial debut in his stride.

'He'll bother them if he gets given space' – Rieko Ioane's speed opens more doors as young gun claims starting All Blacks spot

The Auckland Grammar product has taken each promotion since his 2015 provincial debut in his stride.

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The superstar first-five confessed the starting winger won this morning’s sprint tests.

Video: 'Is he faster than you?!' Cheeky Ryan Crotty gets Beauden Barrett to admit Rieko Ioane is NZ's quickest rugby star

The superstar first-five confessed the starting winger won the team's sprint tests - this morning.

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Steve Hansen says Ioane has been the in-form winger in the Super Rugby competition, confident he will turn it on against the Lions again.

Video: 'He's got electrifying speed' - All Blacks coach on picking Rieko Ioane to start against Lions

Rieko Ioane will play for a third time against the British and Irish Lions after being named to start at No. 11 for the ABs.

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The former All Blacks skipper says Steve Hansen has named a strong New Zealand team to face the Lions in Auckland on Saturday.

Rieko Ioane is 'phenomenal really!' Sean Fitzpatrick raves about rookie who's been named to start for All Blacks against Lions

The All Blacks team to start against in the first Test against the Lions has been named today.

2017 British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand
British & Irish Lions Squad Training, Vale Of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales 16/5/2017
Ben Te'o
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Irish flanker Peter O'Mahony to captain Lions, NZ born Ben Te'o to start against All Blacks

O'Mahony, who led the Lions in the victory over the Maori ABs, will skipper the side at Eden Park, Auckland.

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Kieran Read is set to lead the All Blacks out against the Lions after recovering from injury.

'We just love playing there!' All Blacks play down 'Eden Park legacy' for first Lions Test

The All Blacks have won 37 Tests in a row since 1994 at the fortress.

Video: Pranked! All Blacks hooker's eyes pop out of his head as Auckland Zoo lions give him the charge

Nathan Harris thought he was about to be attacked, and, as it turned out, he wasn’t entirely wrong.

Lions' first five Dan Biggar passes during a rugby match between the Chiefs and British & Irish Lions played at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on Tuesday 20 June 2017.  Copyright photo: © Bruce Lim / www.photosport.nz

Lions need to create tries to down All Blacks: Dan Biggar

Biggar guided his side around the park admirably as they trumped the Chiefs last night.

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Graham Rowntree says he's confident his side will be able to play at the same tempo as New Zealand.

'We've trained them exceptionally hard' - Lions forwards coach confident his side can keep up with All Blacks

Graham Rowntree says he's confident his side will be able to play at the same tempo as NZ.

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