Monday, July 3, 2017

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions - 2nd Test Match- Wellington

 The series trophy during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Waisake Naholo of New Zealand is tackled International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Jack McGrath of the Lions is tackled by Codie Taylor of the All Blacks and Ardie Savea of the All Blacks during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 The Lions faces the All Black Haka during the match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Taulupe Faletau of the Lions wins the lineout ball during the match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Aaron Smith of the All Blacks clears the ball from a ruck during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 A general view of the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Conor Murray of the Lions hands off Ardie Savea of the All Blacks to score his team's second try during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Sam Warburton of the Lions is tackled by Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks and teammates during the second test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Conor Murray of the Lions feeds a scrum during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Elliot Daly of the Lions breaks through the All Blacks during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium on July 1, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(June 30, 2017 - Source: Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions - First Test Match - Eden Park

 The DHL Lions Series trophy is seen ahead of the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: Hannah Peters/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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The Lions players face up to the Haka prior to kickoff during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Sean O'Brien of the Lions dives over to score his team's first try during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Sonny Bill Willams of the All Blacks is tackled during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Rieko Ioane of the All Blacks dives over to score his team's second try during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: Hannah Peters/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Sonny Bill Williams of the All Blacks is tackled by Owen Farrell and Ben Te'o of the Lions during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Sam Whitelock of the All Blacks wins the lineout during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Kieran Read, captain of the All Blacks (C) is tackled during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(June 23, 2017 - Source: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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All Blacks 30 - Lions 15
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2nd Test:
July 1
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bledisloe Cup 2 / Wellington

 A general view is seen prior to the during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Westpac Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(Aug. 26, 2016 - Source: Martin Hunter/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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ALL BLACKS SECURE BLEDISLOE CUP

New Zealand secured a bonus-point win over Australia for the second time in a week in the Rugby Championship, triumphing 29-9 in Wellington.
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 Brodie Retallick of New Zealand on the charge during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Westpac Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(Aug. 26, 2016 - Source: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Michael Hooper of Australia is tackled by Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock of New Zealand during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Westpac Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(Aug. 26, 2016 - Source: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Kieran Read of the All Blacks celebrates with the Bledisloe Cup during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Westpac Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
(Aug. 26, 2016 - Source: Phil Walter/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June Test 2016 / Ireland v S.A.

14-Man Ireland Stand Firm For Famous Tour Win
 Adriaan Strauss (C) of the Springboks in action during the 1st Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match between South Africa and Ireland at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)
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From the disappointment of CJ Stander's sending-off to the sheer elation felt at the final whistle, Ireland ran the full gamut of emotions on the way to beating the Springboks for the first time ever on South African soil.
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Eben Etzebeth of the Springboks wins the line out ball during the 1st Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match between South Africa and Ireland at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)
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The Cook Cup / June Test 2016 / Australia v England / Brisbane

 The Cook Cup is displayed during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 England's resurgence under Eddie Jones gained traction with a breakthrough 39-28 win over the Wallabies to open the three-test series against the Rugby World Cup finalists on Saturday.
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 Israel Folau of the Wallabies attempts to break away from the defence during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Michael Hooper of Australia wins the lineout from Maro Itoje during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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England rallied from 10-0 down to lead 19-13 at halftime, taking advantage of a 9-2 penalty count and swooping on an Australian backfield error for its only first-half try.
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 James Haskell of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: David Rogers/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 Rory Arnold of the Wallabies competes with Mark Itoje of England in a maul during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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 David Pocock of the Wallabies is tackled during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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England could clinch its first series win in Australia with victory in Melbourne next week. The third test is set for Sydney on June 25.
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 Tevita Kuridrani of the Wallabies scores a try during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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Bernard Foley of the Wallabies has this try disallowed during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
(June 10, 2016 - Source: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images AsiaPac)
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