Henshaw says there’s plenty to stay motivated for

The British and Irish Lions will take on the All Blacks in Auckland – with a final warm up match against the Chiefs to come before that, on Tuesday. They had a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday.

British and Irish Lions rugby union centre Robbie Henshaw says he knows he won’t be starting against New Zealand on Saturday. He’s in the 15 for Tuesday’s game with the Chiefs instead. It’s assumed those players have missed out on a start for the opening All Blacks Test. But Henshaw says there’s plenty to stay motivated for.

Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions in their final game before the opening rugby union Test against New Zealand. Best says that’s no reason to be downhearted.


British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland’s given a pretty clear indication Owen Farrell will be fit for the first rugby union Test with New Zealand in six days time. The England fly-half picked up a thigh strain in training earlier this week. Gatland’s got a pretty clear message on his condition.

British and Irish Lions rugby union forward Maro Itoje says they’re working to get the set-piece perfect ahead of the first Test with New Zealand.

Itoje tells reporters, the technical part of training has been intense.