The Lions have opened their 2017 tour of New Zealand with a six-point win over the NZ Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei tonight. See how it all went down with Jamie Wall's live blog.
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Opinion - A deluge in Northland hasn't put a dampener on enthusiasm for the first Lions game. And the soggy weather might make the tourists feel right at home, writes Jamie Wall. Video
Few, if any, of the New Zealand Barbarians side to face the British and Irish Lions tonight have any kind of profile outside their provinces but that does not mean the tourists are in for an easy…
Captain Sam Warburton says the Lions opening match against the Provincial Barbarians is about shaking out the cobwebs.
Sports Call - Those poor Brits (with a sprinkling of Irishmen) won't win a test Joe Porter predicts saying you can put your money on the Lions getting beaten by a super side.
The father, coaching the Lions, will face the son, playing for the Barbarians, as the visitors kick off their tour of New Zealand in Whangarei on Saturday. Video
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