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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions: Everything you need to know

New Zealand can seal the series with a win over the Lions in Wellington. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the second Test.
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Read likens second Lions Test to World Cup final

All Blacks captain Kieran Read said he hopes his team-mates do not lose sight of the importance of the second Test against the Lions.
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Wounded Lions ready to prove Gatland wrong - Vunipola

Mako Vunipola will have Warren Gatland's criticism ringing in his ears when he goes into battle with the All Blacks.
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Experienced Lions can handle the pressure - Warburton

The British & Irish Lions have to win on Saturday, but skipper Sam Warburton feels his side can "deal with anything that's thrown at them".
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Hansen disappointed with media portrayal of Gatland

Steve Hansen rejected talk of a feud between him and Warren Gatland and hit out at the media portrayal of the British and Irish Lions boss.
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Second Test a game to get to a cup final - Gatland

The British and Irish Lions are under no illusions as to the magnitude of the second Test and discipline will be key, says Warren Gatland.
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Warburton to captain Lions as Sexton, Farrell named to start

The British and Irish Lions welcome captain Sam Warburton back into the starting side for the second Test.
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Lions pair North, Henshaw to miss rest of tour

The British and Irish Lions have lost George North and Robbie Henshaw for the rest of their New Zealand tour.
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Naholo and Lienert-Brown in for All Blacks as injuries force Hansen's hand

New Zealand have been forced into two changes for the second Test in Wellington, with Waisake Naholo and Anton Lienert-Brown set to feature.
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Warburton start would lift wounded Lions, says Kaino

The British and Irish Lions need a response in Saturday's second Test and may be boosted by Sam Warburton's return to the XV.
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Grey to move into permanent Wallabies role

Nathan Grey is taking a permanent position with the Wallabies and will leave the Waratahs.
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Henshaw's Lions tour could be over - Gatland

Warren Gatland does not expect to see Robbie Henshaw play any further part in the British and Irish Lions tour due to a shoulder injury.
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Have these Lions played their last match of the New Zealand tour?

Some players are unlikely to feature again for the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand following the end of the midweek matches.
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Shields proud of Hurricanes fightback against Lions

Brad Shields was proud of his Hurricanes team-mates as they fought back to claim a 31-31 draw with the British and Irish Lions.
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Gatland questions officials after Henderson yellow

Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly for the British and Irish Lions against the Hurricanes, and Warren Gatland was not happy.
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Best frustrated as Lions let lead slip

Despite an improved display against the Hurricanes, British and Irish Lions stand-in captain Rory Best spoke of his frustration.
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Hurricanes deny Lions after costly Henderson yellow

The Hurricanes produced a stunning fightback to deny the British and Irish Lions a much-needed victory ahead of the second All Blacks Test.
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Kaino: No intention to injure Murray

New Zealand always play "within the spirit of the game", insisted Jerome Kaino after allegations of them targeting Conor Murray.
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New Edinburgh deal for Lion Dell

Having made his British and Irish Lions bow against the Chiefs, Allan Dell has won a new Edinburgh contact.
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All Blacks boss Hansen hits back at 'desperate' Gatland

Warren Gatland has been labelled "predictable" and "desperate" by Steve Hansen following his criticism of the All Blacks.
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