Daly: Lions backs can cut open All Blacks

Hold tight

Hold tight

Winless in a New Zealand Test series since 1971, Gatland and his 37 remaining men could enter the ranks of immortality with a win.

"He trained very well on Tuesday, and I think with the outside backs in their little group, they have been communicating really well and have been working well as a combination, and the coaches have been great this week".

Laumape made his test debut as Williams' replacement and is now awarded his first test start. "I watched him playing against Ireland in the U20s World Cup previous year and straight away [he] strikes you as someone who's going to make it on the worldwide stage".

For the third week in a row Saturday's Test will be played under wintry skies with rain predicted.

The All Blacks will be without their superstar second-five for tomorrow's Lions showdown.

"We did not quite get on to the field at the same time against Samoa (last month), so as long as we don't fall over before Saturday it is going to happen, so it is pretty cool".

Sexton's arm-waving and dialogue with referees does not endear him to officials, and prior to last week's second test, in admitting that everything should come through Sam Warburton, the out-half conceded: "It's part of my game or personality that I need to work on".

The British and Lions could be set to face Argentina in a Test match for the first time in nearly a century. We were going to go with SBW (Sonny Bill Williams) and Crott's (Ryan Crotty) but we don't have them.

The game also marks the end of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour, as they play their tenth and final game.

New Zealand have been heavy favourites throughout the series and this remains the case despite the Lions drawing level last week.

The team has some time out from the training paddock but had a tough hit-out at practice yesterday and some players got tetchy, according to Gatland. Ngani Laumape comes in for the two-time world cup victor, after maing his debut last week.

The forward pack remains unchanged, and that is where the platform will be laid for the outcome of the Test. Samuel Whitelock, 6. Jerome Kaino, 7. Aaron Smith, 10. Beauden Barrett, 11. A similar lack of control this week will nearly certainly cost them dear, particularly with Barrett's younger brother, Jordie, who is making his Test debut, providing another kicking option from full-back.

Israel Dagg will shift to the right wing with Julian Savea returning on the left with captain and number Kieran Read will win his 100th cap at number eight.

Saracens' pair of Mako Vunipola and Jamie George start in the front row alongside Tadhg Furlong with clubmate Maro Itoje in the engine room with Alun Wyn Jones. Subs: Ken Owens, Jack Mc Grath, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, CJ Stander, Rhyss Webb, Ben Te'o, Jack Nowell.

Seán O'Brien just has to keep doing what he has been doing in breaking the gain line, slowing ruck ball and minding the narrow channels through which Ngani Laumape will be hurtling.

Recommended News

  • Swiss-born Nico Hischier makes history, goes No. 1 to Devils

    Swiss-born Nico Hischier makes history, goes No. 1 to Devils

    The New Jersey Devils used the first overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft to select center Nico Hischier . Each year the NHL picks three or four prospects to be the unofficial faces of the NHL Entry Draft .
    Should 'Tubelight' be made tax free? Salman Khan has an interesting take!

    Should 'Tubelight' be made tax free? Salman Khan has an interesting take!

    He sets out to bring his brother back home. "Aamir hasn't played the character like that but Aamir is really good". And if you have that, Tubelight can be an emotional experience for you, especially if you are a Salman Khan fan.

    Atlanta Hawks To Trade Dwight Howard To Charlotte Hornets

    Howard had a diminished role in the playoffs and was unhappy with his playing time. "This isn't a guy who is hard to deal with". They inquired at the trade deadline past year as well. "Dwight can go a long way toward changing that back to the way it was".
  • Israel's first envoy to India reflects on 25 years of blossoming ties

    Israel's first envoy to India reflects on 25 years of blossoming ties

    For the first time since India established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, an Indian prime minister traveled to Israel. Hailing him as a great leader of India and a great world leader, Netanyahu said, "Your visit to Israel is a testimony to that".
    Find Fourth of July fireworks, concerts and celebrations near you

    Find Fourth of July fireworks, concerts and celebrations near you

    Family activities will be from 4 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the park and along Beebalm Lane, Town Square Blvd. and Coneflower Dr. Food trucks will be available for hungry festival goers from 4 p.m.to 9 p.m. near the Park and along Cedar Sage Dr.
    Warriors' Steve Kerr hopes to address back issues this summer

    Warriors' Steve Kerr hopes to address back issues this summer

    With more and more teams forming "Big Threes", Durant made it a "Big Four" with Steph Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . Durant wants to continue to play with Curry , the best shooter in the National Basketball Association.
  • Is the Whole Foods acquisition the beginning of Amazon's endgame?

    Is the Whole Foods acquisition the beginning of Amazon's endgame?

    Tracking shopper data to offer more targeted deals is seen as a critical advantage in the competitive grocery industry. In fact, the footprints of Amazon and Whole Foods are strikingly similar in many respects.
    Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

    Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

    And because California is a high-cost state, premiums and deductibles are likely to spike for some middle-class families. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) The bill “doesnt change [protections for] preexisting illnesses, which is good, ” he said.
    Fmr LLC Acquires Shares of 33450285 Snap Inc. (SNAP)

    Fmr LLC Acquires Shares of 33450285 Snap Inc. (SNAP)

    The new Snap Map can be used to find existing friends as well as view content from popular events going on nearby, Snapchat said . Snapchat hopes that the map will keep bringing users back to the app, as opposed to using it once and dropping off.
  • LSU coach: FSU's Martin shouldn't be judged on lack of title

    LSU coach: FSU's Martin shouldn't be judged on lack of title

    Since losing five straight from May 6 to May 13 a year ago , Oregon State has a 62-6 record and has not lost consecutive games. The LSU managed only six baserunners against reliever Andrew Karp following Slaughter's three-run bomb in the second.
    Vegas Golden Knights fill out roster with National Hockey League  expansion draft

    Vegas Golden Knights fill out roster with National Hockey League expansion draft

    Vegas's selection was 35-year-old Deryk Engelland, one of two pending unrestricted free agents the Golden Knights drafted . On Wednesday morning, after submitting the final 30-name list to the National Hockey League , it finally became official.
    OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: No Contest, OnePlus KILLS IT!

    OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: No Contest, OnePlus KILLS IT!

    During the launch event, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei disclosed that the phone includes special techniques to save battery consumption. As for the battery, OnePlus 5 will be powered by a 3300mAh battery that supports OnePlus's exclusive Dash-charging technology.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.