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Jim Kayes: The Lions brand must be maintained

Whether the Lions are good enough to rebound from their first Test defeat or not, Sir Graham Henry insists the concept - the brand - has to be maintained.
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All Blacks aiming to keep eyes on the prize

Avoiding being distracted by claims and counter-claims circulating about them and their motives in Test matches was crucial to preparing for the weekend's second Test in the DHL New Zealand Lions series in Wellington.
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Hurricanes come back to draw in thriller

As finales for the midweek British & Irish Lions go it didn't come much more exciting than the 31-31 draw played out against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Tuesday.
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All Blacks to turn Government House into training pitch – for rugby kids

Eight members of the All Black squad will be passing on their skills to aspiring young players at a special venue on Friday morning – the North Lawn of Government House.

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All Blacks prepare for Lions' response

Being ready to cope with any refereeing interpretation differences, especially at the scrum, would be part of the All Blacks' planning for the second Test against the British & Irish Lions in Wellington on Saturday.
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Christian Cullen: Lions are close to clicking

There was one moment that summed up Saturday's first test.
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PREVIEW: Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions

In the last of the midweek games for the British & Irish Lions, the Hurricanes have the chance to claim a Lions scalp while also denying the visitors the chance for a shared record of wins in midweek appearances on the tour.
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Captain Read an inspiration for side - Barrett

World Rugby's player of the year last season Beauden Barrett admitted to drawing inspiration from the performance of All Blacks captain Kieran Read during the 30-15 first Test win over the British & Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday.
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All Blacks seek more improvements - Dagg

All Blacks wing Israel Dagg said the side had to keep looking to do better than managed when taking the first Test of the British & Irish Lions series 30-15 at Eden Park on Saturday night.
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Black Ferns Sevens at top of world again

New Zealand's Black Ferns Sevens completed a successful weekend for local rugby when claiming the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Women's Series Sevens in Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday.
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