Event Details


NZ Prov Barbarians v Lions

Toll Stadium, Whangarei

7:35 PM


Lions' preparation intensifies

British & Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell said intensity during the side's second week of preparation for the DHL New Zealand Lions series had been 'through the roof'.
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Provincial Barbarians squad confirmed

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians coach Clayton McMillan has today confirmed the final selection of his squad to open the DHL NZ Lions Series on 3 June at Toll Stadium in Whangarei.
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Lack of time not an issue - Farrell

British & Irish Lions five-eighths Owen Farrell doesn't buy all the talk that the side will be unprepared in the face of their reduced lead-in time for their New Zealand tour.
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Warburton to lead Lions in opening game

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland said the team to play the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in the opening game of the DHL New Zealand Lions series tour was a blend of experience and youth.
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'Winning is the thing' - Warburton

British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton believes it doesn't matter how the touring side wins, so long as they win, even if the scores all the way through the New Zealand tour at 3-0.
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Bryn Gatland well known to Welsh Lions

While even many New Zealanders are unfamiliar with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians players who will meet the British & Irish Lions in Whangarei on Saturday, that isn't the case for the Lions.
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PREVIEW: NZ Provincial Barbarians v British & Irish Lions

Form may take a back seat to enthusiasm as the novice New Zealand Provincial Barbarians provide the first hurdle for Sam Warburton's British & Irish Lions on their DHL New Zealand Lions series tour on Saturday in Whangarei.
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Maori All Blacks a marker for Lions

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland believes the shape of his team for the all important first Test against the All Blacks should be apparent by the time the side plays the Maori All Blacks a week before the Test.
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Wyn Jones under no illusions of tour intensity

If there's one member of the British & Irish Lions squad who is under no illusions about what the side faces in New Zealand it is Welsh lock Alun Wyn Jones.
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NZ Provincial Barbarians v Lions a sell out!

The 'sold-out' sign for the opening match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series has been put up as Toll Stadium, Whangarei prepares for the eagerly awaited match between the British & Irish Lions and the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.
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