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Lions to sweep for bugs before All Blacks test

Bugged: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and his team leave the Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay after the listening ...

​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.

Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win

Jack Nowell scored twice for the Lions.

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.

Lions set to make shock call on skipper

Many leaders: Owen Farrell, Peter O'Mahony and Conor Murray celebrate after defeating the Crusaders.

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.