AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland thinks the three-test series against New Zealand remains very much alive despite the disappointment of Saturday's 30-15 defeat in the opener.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - All Blacks vice captain Ben Smith and centre Ryan Crotty are injury concerns for the rest of the series against the British and Irish Lions after they came off during the 30-15 victory in the first test at Eden Park on Saturday.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - The All Blacks may be known for champagne rugby but their forwards proved they can get "down and dirty" during their physical 30-15 victory over the British and Irish Lions in the first test on Saturday, coach Steve Hansen said.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says his side will try and cut out the errors that cost them a win against New Zealand in the first Test of the series.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen praised captain Kieran Read's outstanding performance that lead to his side's 30-15 victory over the British and Irish Lions in the first test at Eden Park on Saturday.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - New Zealand winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as the All Blacks faced down a spirited British and Irish Lions challenge 30-15 at Eden Park on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-test series.
Gregor Townsend says Scotland did not reach the level they produced to beat Australia as they slipped to defeat by Fiji in Suva.
TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) - Ireland ran five tries past Japan for a 35-13 win to sweep the two-test series on Saturday, a performance they will hope to repeat when the two sides meet again at the 2019 World Cup.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - Rieko Ioane scored two tries as the All Blacks beat the British and Irish Lions 30-15 in the first test at Eden Park on Saturday and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - New Zealand beat British and Irish Lions 30-15 (halftime 13-8) in the first match of their three-test series at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
AUCKLAND, June 24 (Reuters) - Beauden Barrett slotted two penalties and converted Codie Taylor's 18th minute try to give the All Blacks a narrow 13-8 lead over the British and Irish Lions at halftime of the first test at Eden Park on Saturday.
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June 24 (Gracenote) - Summary from the Test match between Japan and Ireland on Saturday at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Japan 13 Ireland 35 Half Time: 8-28 Scorers: Japan : Tries: Kotaro Matsushima (23),Akihito Yamada (61) Penalty...Show More Summary
June 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the Test matches Japan 13 Ireland 35 Australia 40 Italy 27 Fiji 27 Scotland 22 Samoa 17 Wales 19 Argentina 25 England 35 South Africa 37 France 15 Australia 19 Scotland 24 Japan 22 Ireland 50 Fiji 22 Italy 19 New Zealand 78 Samoa 0 Tonga 6 Wales 24