Lions new boys handed Chiefs role

Lions outmuscle Maori to register morale-boosting win

"I have had no contact from the Lions at all", he said.

"He could have played on Saturday", said Gatland on Sunday afternoon in Hamilton. "If it was a Test match he would have played".

He had 12 powerful carries as he took the game to the Kiwis, while three sharp passes showed that the Tullow man is not just about the physical stuff. It's a quad strain that was very high and it's not on his kicking leg - it's on his left leg. He will train tomorrow'.

Pre-game, Warren Gatland was dealt another injury blow with the news Welsh flanker Ross Moriarty was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with ongoing nerve damage.

We're in pretty good shape at the moment. "As I've said, I thought he started the tour really ropey". "That sticks out pretty big and I was actually watching that game on a pop-up channel the other day, but also just the passion in the crowd and that". "At a pinch he probably could have played on Saturday".

The Englishman was one of four Saracens players in the front five alone, with Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and George Kruis all starting, while Northampton Saints winger George North, Bath Rugby pair Anthony Watson and Taulupe Faletau plus Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te'o all started.

Gatland wasn't giving too much away as he attempts to keep the All Blacks guessing. We haven't sat down and discussed and we'll wait until Wednesday. But that's professional sport, we've got to deal with that and move on.

After another outstanding performance, it would be a real surprise if O'Brien isn't in the Lions' Test XV for next weekend. Ben Te'o's done really well and has caused opposition teams problems, Jonathan Joseph against the Highlanders looked unsafe as well.

"We did that in 2013 and if we hadn't have done that then we could have easily lost the series". We're still developing as a team and finding an identity. He coached the provincial team, and the Super Rugby side, the Waikato Chiefs, for a number of years.

"It's one of the hardest things to pick up because it tends to happen quite a long way off the ball. It's exciting and I'm looking forward to it".

"There will be some discussions and debates to be had about the final make-up of the back-row for Saturday".

"It's giving our wings the licence to roam". There's an optimistic belief among northern Hemisphere fans that the same will not happen again this time around, but there is an expectation here in New Zealand that 2017 will simply be a replica of what happened 12 years ago.

Physicality, set-piece, line speed, work-rate and a top-notch kicking game are the hallmarks of a strong Gatland team, and these Lions are not going to deviate from what has brought him plenty of success before. That communication and understanding will hopefully continue.

"Given an opportunity, he'll come in, but there's quality players within the squad already".

In fairness to the South African, that part of the game has to be bossed by the touchies or "assistant referees" as we must now call them. "It's close, the fans get close to it, it's normally a great place to play".

Related News:

  • Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

    The course has still been punitive enough to take a chunk out of the top three players in the world, all of whom missed the cut. The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it.

    Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) Reviewed By Analysts

    Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.4 average brokerage recommendation.

    Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India to win ICC Champions Trophy

    Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir's three-wicket burst reminded him of his own playing days, Akram said, adding: "So proud". Two consecutive sixes won the match, and he kissed Khan on the cheek.
  • Man behind German reunification, Helmut Kohl, dies at 87

    The Christian Democratic Union, the former German leaders political party, confirmed the death of the 87 year old through Twitter. US President Donald Trump hailed the former German chancellor as a "friend and ally of the United States".
    'England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy'

    'England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy'

    England's defeat to the lowest-ranked team in the tournament has to be their inability to cope with the demands of the occasions. And having watched the game against Sri Lanka , we actually didn't think it was that bad.

    UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire

    Officials are using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to try and positively identify victims. Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed past year .
  • Bodies of 7 missing sailors found aboard damaged ship identified

    He thanked "our Japanese allies" for their swift assistance, and said the Navy will full investigate the cause. The bodies of the deceased were taken to the US Naval hospital, Yokosuka base, for identification.

    Confederations Cup: Portugal 2-2 Mexico

    In the second half, Cedric Soares scored the second goal for Portugal just four minutes before the end of the game. The result leaves hosts Russian Federation top of Group A, following their 2-0 victory over New Zealand yesterday.

    Koepka off to solid start at US Open

    The course had been softened by rain earlier in the week, and it finally played the way the USGA wanted in the final round. Morgan was at 9-under 135 after two rounds and became the first player to reach 10-under par in the U.S.
  • Brooks Koepka captures 1st major title at US Open

    Jordan Spieth, the 2015 US Open victor , shot a 69 to claw back to one-over. "A lot of young guys, lot of great players", he said. The course is probably nicer to play without the wind, but if it does blow, then you'll definitely have to play proper golf.

    London tower blaze victims to get payments of £5500

    The images released by police were taken by a recovery team inside flats where everyone inside has been accounted for. One of her closest allies, Damian Green, defended May, saying she was "distraught about what has happened".

    Beyonce Gives Birth To Twin Boy and Girl

    The couple reportedly welcomed the two newest members to their family earlier this week , according to US Weekly . She said when asked about the gender of her grandchildren: "I would be happy with whatever God gives me.


Most liked

Ronaldo tax evasion: Portugal star hints at leaving Real Madrid
The 26-year-old told the official website of the Confederations Cup: "It goes without saying that he's a great player". Calderon added: "I had the same situation with Manchester United when he chose to leave and I signed him".

Rocket League Cross-Platform Play Is Being Blocked by One Company
He says that if he has a "Samsung Galaxy" and his brother has an "iPhone", it does not mean they can not call each other. Now, is this Sony not playing ball? If we can pass that, we can pass any of the other security protocols.

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.5 million tax fraud
Madrid have now also offered their support to the four-time Ballon d'Or victor , believing him to be innocent of any wrongdoing. Ronaldo earned £72 million from salary, bonuses and endorsements in 2016 and is now the world's highest-paid sportsperson.

Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway
And I think that it's nice to have that off your mind, but I still feel that you have to have the mentality that you don't. Dogging the second-year driver of the No. 21 Ford over the final laps, Harvick kept waiting for Blaney to make a mistake.

Rubio says best to let Russian Federation probe proceed
Trump adviser Newt Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week" that the tweet Friday "didn't help him". Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed.

US Open Day Four
The deadlock was broken when Harman's tee-shot on the 12th landed into the deep fescue, forcing him to hack out onto the fairway. Fleetwood began the day in a tie for second and made an encouraging start with a birdie from eight feet on the second.

TADA Court Convicts Key Mastermind Of The 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case
He made arrangement to get the tickets and visas for people who were about to be part of the training for blasts. The dastardly attacks had left 257 dead, 713 persons seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs27 crore.

Businessman-in-chief owes lenders $436m: Disclosure
By law, Trump could have postponed releasing the 51-page disclosure document , the first he has filed as president, until 2018. In the previous year , Trump has made $ 37 million from the Mar-A-Lago club, which has served as his second White House.

S&P 500 slips on Amazon-Whole Foods deal
This pilot program could allow Amazon to create a farm-to-dinner-table service that includes locally prepared foods and meal kits. Hetu said Amazon could make pertinent offers to attract shoppers of one but not the other, or get shoppers of both to buy more.

Troubled Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more silver with Portugal
Moreno made it 2-2 in the 90th minute off a corner for Mexico with a flawless header when the Portuguese thought they had won. In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 victory.

Angry Residents Shout "Coward" At Theresa May As She Leaves Kensington Church
The police stressed in a statement that "there is nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately ". The death toll from the fire has risen to 30 as of Friday but is still expected to grow.

Seven arrests made at 'March Against Sharia'
The Anti-Sharia Law demonstrations and pro-Muslim counter protests took place in almost two dozen cities nationwide Saturday. But the Southern Poverty Law Center , which tracks hate groups, calls it the largest American anti-Muslim organization.

'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis
Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said: "The Conservatives can not go from weak and wobbly to business as usual in three days".

IS Claims Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman
Two of them, both from the area of Ramallah , were aged between 18 and 19 and the third was a 30-year-old from Hebron, Simri said. On Saturday, an Israeli officer said the army believes the attackers were a "local" organisation without links to IS or Hamas .

Trump is not under investigation for obstruction, his lawyer says
His solution? Trump was merely responding to a "fake news" Washington Post story, and besides, tweets don't allow for nuance.