Take a bow, Kieran Read. And a 1-0 series lead while you're at it.
Lions manager John Spencer has been reportedly attacked in an Auckland restaurant.
Peter O'Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions for the opening Test match against the All Blacks as head coach Warren Gatland sprang a number of major surprises in his team selection.
The British and Irish Lions have asked their security team to sweep their hotel rooms for listening devices in an effort to eradicate the risk of espionage ahead of the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.
HAMILTON: British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is tipping plenty of lively debate in Wednesday's Test selection meeting after his supposed second-string troops outclassed the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton.
Peter O'Mahony, the Ireland flanker, has emerged as the leading contender to captain the British and Irish Lions in the opening Test match against the All Blacks on -Saturday. His leadership skills were endorsed yesterday by assistant coach Andy Farrell.
The All Blacks have tuned up for their Test series against the British and Irish Lions by overpowering Samoa 78-0 in Auckland on Friday night.
First Billy Vunipola and now possibly Owen Farrell: the two players who the Lions could ill afford to lose if they are to take the game to the All Blacks in the Test series that begins in eight days at Eden Park.
The Lions want clarification on the protocols over goal-kicking in the belief that the series against the All Blacks could come down to small margins.
New Zealand under-20s will face England in the world rugby championships final after beating France 39-26 on Tuesday in Tbilisi, Georgia.
A security guard from Richie and Gemma McCaw's wedding has admitted shooting two women and carrying out gunpoint robberies of six Canterbury pubs.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, who has named a 33-man squad rich in quality and potency, said that he had yet to detect any X-factor in the Lions and warned Warren Gatland that if he thinks there is little difference between Super Rugby and internationals he is in a for a rude awakening.
Injured All Blacks captain Kieran Read has ruled himself out of the season-opening Test against Samoa, leaving him in a race to be fit to face the British and Irish Lions.
Warren Gatland has admitted the centres could pose the biggest selection conundrum when he finally starts to draw up his British and Irish Lions Test team.
Injured All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been named alongside three Barrett brothers in Steve Hansen's All Blacks squad for the three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
The Lions face eight more hakas in 28 days. Warren Gatland's men will see more tongues than the average dentist, but we can only pray that the throat-slitting desists.
Auckland Blues five-eighth Ihaia West scored a brilliant 75th-minute try to consign the British and Irish Lions to a 22-16 loss in the second game of their 10-match tour of New Zealand at Eden Park on Wednesday.
The Lions' shock and awe campaign begins in Whangarei on Saturday, with the tourists intent on convincing a sceptical Kiwi public by dispatching the Provincial Barbarians in style.
Jonathan Kaplan examines five key areas which make officiating Lions Tests in New Zealand so challenging.
British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland admits losing a mid-week game or two "isn't the end of the world" as his Test selection focuses on claiming their second ever series win on New Zealand soil.