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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 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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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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All Blacks preparation acknowledged up north

All Blacks planning and preparation has been acknowledged in the media reports following Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions won by New Zealand 30-15.
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Hansen expects Lions to throw plenty into second Test

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes the British & Irish Lions will look to hit New Zealand harder through the mid-field in the second Test.
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All Blacks nail game plan but can do better - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was pleased the side executed their team plan to lay the foundation for the 30-15 win over the British & Irish Lions in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Lions will have to be better in Wellington - Gatland

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland acknowledged the All Blacks had won the battle up front to claim the first Test of the series with their 30-15 win at Eden Park on Saturday.
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All Blacks forward power secures first Test

Generations of All Blacks forwards who gathered in Auckland for their annual reunion ahead of the first British & Irish Lions Test at Eden Park would have been thrilled with the 30-15 win achieved on the back of a brilliant forward effort.
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Lochore's men changed the game forever

Much attention has focused on the 30-year anniversary of the first All Blacks team to win the Rugby World Cup in 1987, but also worthy of celebration is the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 All Blacks.
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Woodward lauds Gatland's effort

Beaten British & Irish Lions coach in 2005, Sir Clive Woodward, has congratulated 2017 coach Warren Gatland for getting his side into the best possible position to pull off 'the greatest achievement in team sport' against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
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All Blacks look to processes, not outcomes

All Blacks captain and No.8 Kieran Read is well aware of the expectations from New Zealand's rugby public for what is the toughest game the side have faced at Eden Park since the 2011 Rugby World Cup final when they take on the British & Irish Lions on Saturday.
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Unique memento for 1987 World Cup finalists

Ever wonder what happened to the Eden Park goalposts that were replaced when the stadium was revamped for the 2011 Rugby World Cup?
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