Event Details


All Blacks v Lions

Eden Park, Auckland

7:35 PM


Teamwork key to handling rush defence

Collective responsibility for dealing with the expected concentration by the British & Irish Lions' rush defence will be the attitude the All Blacks take into Saturday's first Test at Eden Park.
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Two sides to every defence plan - Foster

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster doesn't see the British & Irish Lions rush defence as something of a rugby iron curtain ahead of the first Test in Auckland on Saturday.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks v British & Irish Lions

Chasing the first win advantage in a three-Test series is the obvious goal for both the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Rieko Ioane is ready - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has achieved success on the back of promotion of players he feels are ready for Test rugby and wing Rieko Ioane fits that bill for the first Test of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Crotty confident captain is prepared for Lions

All Blacks captain Kieran Read's team-mate at the Crusaders Ryan Crotty believes Read is well capable of stepping back into the top level of rugby after recovering from his broken hand.
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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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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 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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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 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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