Lions skipper Warburton returns to face Highlanders

British and Irish Lions flyhalf Owen Farrell prepares to take a shot at goal during their match against the Canterbury Crusaders in Chr

British and Irish Lions flyhalf Owen Farrell prepares to take a shot at goal during their match against the Canterbury Crusaders in Chr

"We haven't seen a lot of turnovers so far".

Owen Farrell kicked all the points as the Lions wasted several try-scoring opportunities but impressed in defence and won the aerial battle to hand the Southern Hemisphere's leading club their first loss of the season. "I know when I do, I'll be absolutely fine so I'm delighted to be getting this start", Warburton said.

"The law says there must be a small gap, they don't play to the law of the game, Super Rugby sides tend to scrummage illegally if that's the case".

Highlanders skipper Luke Whitelock planned to have a chat with older brother Sam, who was captain on Saturday when the Crusaders were sunk 12-3 by the impressive tourists.

"A contest is about presenting a challenge, posing questions and the Lions did that.kicking is a huge part of the modern game and has been part of the All Blacks armoury for some years".

Easy to say that after a convincing victory, of course, but McGeechan is a Lions legend and knows how these tours work. There was better news concerning the other Lions player to fail a HIA, Jonathan Davies.

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"It feels it's audition time for the Test series".

Henry also defended the style of rugby which the Lions have played under Warren Gatland. As he weighed up how he, Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton are placed ahead of the first Test, he admitted: "It's not nice to be probably the third choice at the moment".

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Rhys Webb returns at scrum-half, while Ireland's Jared Payne will start at full-back, with Robbie Henshaw and Jonathan Joseph in the centres.

With every member of the 41-man squad having started one of the first three games, Head Coach Warren Gatland has named a new starting line-up to face the Dunedin-based Super Rugby side. "But there are three Tests to get selected for, so it's not the be all and end all with the first one".

Then in the last week or so we have discovered that the Conservatives and the DUP will be forming together to get rid of this hung Parliament so to speak. "I was pleased with that and we will continue to do that".

"It's taken a couple of days, as it would, but what I think you'll see, hopefully, is the team to the forefront and the way he wants to play and perform for the boys".

His fiancée Suzanne Flanagan will take a break from the wedding planning for a brief stint in New Zealand, but ultimately the big day has been her project as her husband to be tackles the tour of a lifetime.

Only All Blacks Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo, and injury cover Liam Coltman, have been released to face the Lions.

"We had a laugh and giggle about it but I definitely owe him one". Hogg failed an head injury assessment and will miss the next match against the Highlanders.

Courtney Lawes will partner Iain Henderson in the second row, with Joe Marler, Rory Best and Kyle Sinckler forming the front row for the second time on this tour.

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