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Ref alert - Clive Woodward says Frenchman will help whistle up Lions series win over All Blacks

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Third test referee Romain Poite gives the Lions a "big advantage" in the Eden Park series decider according to Clive Woodward.Writing for the Daily Mail , Woodward said the Lions must reduce their penalty...

All Blacks: How the Lions are able to control the pace of the game

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Any wonder the Lions have concerns about their ill-discipline. Ten penalties within kicking range in Wellington could easily be interpreted as cynical infringing. And with Romain Poite, the French referee...

All Blacks: Beauden Barrett is not a poor goal kicker

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

The Lions would love to believe that the All Blacks have a problem with their goalkicking. They would love to think that Beauden Barrett is coming to Eden Park a bag of nerves, plagued by demons and ready...

Quirky Lions tour and America's Cup memorabilia surface on Trade Me

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Quirky bits of memorabilia have sprung up online as Lions tour and America's Cup fever grips the nation.The Lions series will go to a decider this weekend at Eden Park, and Auckland is also gearing up...

All Blacks focused on sharpening their attack

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Warren Gatland got it half right when he claimed the All Blacks have failed to stretch the Lions in this series. It may also be a comment he lives to regret. Why would you further poke the bear? Of all...

Punters flogging Lions tickets outside stadiums are breaking the law

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Crafty punters seeking to make a quick buck off the back of the Lions tour are scalping tickets outside the ground before games - and breaking the law in the process.The tour reaches a crescendo this weekend...

All Blacks: Who will start in the midfield against the Lions?

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Two weeks ago Ryan Crotty and Sonny Bill Williams were the starting All Blacks midfield against the Lions. When the All Blacks return to Eden Park on Saturday neither of the two will be there.Crotty suffered...

Auckland prepares for convoy of Lions fans as crucial third test looms

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Lions fans buoyed by a second-test victory will be full of confidence as they make their way in a convoy from Wellington to Auckland for the dramatic final match of the tour.The Lions forced a decider...

All Blacks v Lions: Three things we learned

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

Liam Napier looks at three things we learned from the Lions win over the All Blacks last night: Best to tackle with the arms Regardless of whether you believe Sonny Bill Williams should have copped a...

Clive Woodward: Lions used brains, brawn to beat All Blacks

3 years ago by New Zealand Herald

The Lions made it difficult for themselves at times on Saturday, but nobody should underestimate the size of their magnificent win - and the key to everything was remembering rugby is an 80-minute game.I...