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Jim Kayes

Jim Kayes has been covering rugby since the late 1990s across print/online, radio and television with The Dominion Post,, TV3 and Newshub, Radio Live and Radio Sport.  He's been to five World Cups, covered almost 200 All Blacks Tests and was on safari with the Lions when the British and Irish side last toured New Zealand, in 2005.

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Jim Kayes: The Lions deserved their win

Flights were missed, bars were full and Courtney Place was a heaving sea of red.
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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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Jim Kayes: The rugby did its talking

Warren Gatland got one of his wishes.
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Jim Kayes: It’s game on for the Test series

The Lions pack has set up the first test against the All Blacks as an enthralling contrast in styles.
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Opinion: Lions still have work to do

It doesn’t take an astute rugby brain to realise the battle up front between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions will be crucial during the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
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Jim Kayes: Lions heading in right direction

Warren Gatland called it a significant win.
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