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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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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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Zinzan Brooke: It will be a war of attrition

Alright, here it is – in my eye, the winner of the first Test between the British & Irish Lions and the All Blacks will take the series.
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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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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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No place for Itoje, North in Lions starting XV

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has demonstrated his intent to take on the All Blacks up front by opting for the experience of Alun Wyn Jones at lock ahead of rising star Maro Itoje for the first Test in Auckland on Saturday.
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All Blacks team named for first Test

The All Blacks team to play the first Test against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on Saturday 24 June has been named.


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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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Gatland, Best delighted with pre-Test boost

Both British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland and the captain for the night hooker Rory Best were determined their game against the Chiefs would make a statement rather than reflecting disappointment of possible non-Test players.
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