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British and Irish Lions: Fixtures, results, squad, quotes and odds.

Lions: All you need to know about the 2017 tour of New Zealand

27/06/2017 at 19:39Updated 27/06/2017 at 20:39

Fixtures, results, squad, quotes and odds from the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

Fixtures

SECOND TEST - Saturday 1st July: New Zealand v British and Irish Lions (08:35 BST)

THIRD TEST - Saturday 8th July: New Zealand v British and Irish Lions (08:35 BST)

Maori All Blacks perform the Haka prior to the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand

Maori All Blacks perform the Haka prior to the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New ZealandGetty Images

Results

Saturday 3rd June: Provincial Barbarians XV 7-13

Wednesday 7th June: Blues 22-16 British and Irish Lions

Saturday 10th June: Crusaders 3-12 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday 13th June: Highlanders 23-22 British and Irish Lions

Saturday 17th June: Maori All Blacks 10-32 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday 20th June: Waikato Chiefs 6-34 British and Irish Lions

FIRST TEST - Saturday 24th June: New Zealand 30-15 British and Irish Lions

Tuesday 27th June: Hurricanes 31-31 British and Irish Lions

British & Irish Lions

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British and Irish Lions Squad

Backs: Dan Biggar (Ospreys, Wales), Elliot Daly (Wasps, England), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets, Wales), Owen Farrell (Saracens, England), Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon, Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Leinster Rugby, Ireland), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, England), Conor Murray (Munster Rugby, Ireland), George North (Northampton Saints, Wales), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, England), Jared Payne (Ulster Rugby, Ireland), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster Rugby, Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland), Ben Te'o (Worcester Warriors, England), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, England), Rhys Webb (Ospreys, Wales), Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales).

Forwards: Rory Best (Ulster Rugby, Ireland), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, England), Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby, Wales), Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby, Ireland), Jamie George (Saracens, England), Iain Henderson (Ulster Rugby, Ireland), Maro Itoje (Saracens, England), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales), George Kruis (Saracens, England), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, England), Joe Marler (Harlequins, England), Jack McGrath (Leinster Rugby, Ireland), Sean O'Brien (Leinster Rugby, Ireland), Peter O'Mahony (Munster Rugby, Ireland), Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, England), CJ Stander (Munster Rugby, Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, Wales), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, England), Sam Warburton (Captain, Cardiff Blues, Wales).

Players who have withdrawn

Billy Vunipola (injury), Stuart Hogg (injury), Ben Youngs (family reasons), Ross Moriarty (injury)

Late call-ups

Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues, Wales), Allan Dell, (Edinburgh, Scotland), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs, Wales), James Haskell (Wasps, England), Gareth Davies (Scarlets, Wales), Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors, Scotland)

Maori All Blacks perform the Haka prior to the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand

Maori All Blacks perform the Haka prior to the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour match between the Maori All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New ZealandGetty Images

Betting Odds

Tour outrights: Lions 16/1, All Blacks 1/33, Draw 66/1 (Best odds at time of writing)

Quotes

Warren Gatland, British and Irish Lions head coach:

" Sometimes at the top level, it's not about playing pretty rugby and we've seen the All Blacks be prepared to be pretty physical in the past. They didn't really play champagne rugby, did they?"
" Steve Hansen is normally pretty calm and he has been doing a lot of press conferences. I can only take that as a sign of respect in that he is a little bit worried. It's unlike Steve and maybe he is worried by potentially how good this team can be. We know we have got a big step up to play the All Blacks but all I can say is that this could be a great series with fantastic rugby."
" We've been written off, and apart from people saying that's put a split in us, it's brought us closer together as a group. The harmony and the boys singing in the changing rooms from the guys who weren't involved tonight and what it means to them in terms of the whole squad, we're very, very close. "

Steve Hansen, All Blacks head coach:

" Two weeks ago we cheated in the scrums, last week it was blocking and now he’s saying this, simmered Hansen, who team easily won the series opener 30-15. It’s really, really disappointing to hear it because what he is implying is that we are intentionally going out to injure somebody and that is not the case. We’ve never been like that and as a New Zealander I would expect him to know the New Zealand psyche. It’s not about intentionally trying to hurt anybody it’s about playing hard and fair."
" It doesn’t matter who you play, if you can keep them to zero that’s pretty good. Same with the attack, it was a good start. We have a critical few skill sets that we work to. They are the things we know if we do them well we have a chance of winning. If we get the critical things right, then we are in with a chance."
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