Blues sign Bryn Gatland in fly-half shuffle

3:05 AM BSTESPN StaffThe son of the British & Irish Lions coach has signed a one-year contract with the Blues, where he will be joined by Otere Black from the Hurricanes. Ihaia West, meanwhile heads south to Wellington, while Piers Francis returns to England.Bryn Gatland has signed a one-year

Henderson rues 'stupid' mistake

10:00 PM BSTTom HamiltonRugby Editor Close• Joined ESPN in 2011• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016• Was ESPN's man on the ground for the 2013 British & Irish Lions series and Rugby World Cup 2015WESTPAC STADIUM, Wellington --

Injury set to end Henshaw's Lions tour

1:25 PM BSTTom HamiltonRugby Editor Close• Joined ESPN in 2011• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016• Was ESPN's man on the ground for the 2013 British & Irish Lions series and Rugby World Cup 2015WESTPAC STADIUM, Wellington --

Gatland laughs off clown cartoon

Warren Gatland has insisted he "couldn't give a toss" about the New Zealand Herald mocking him up as a cartoon clown.The British & Irish Lions head coach laughed off New Zealand's daily paper publishing a second clown caricature of him in six months.The true significance of the draw between

Gibson remains in Waratahs coaching reshuffle

1:06 PM BSTESPN StaffDaryl Gibson will remain head coach for the Waratahs through 2018 following a coaching reshuffle, while Cam Blades will leave his role as assistant coach at the end of the season.The reshuffle of the Waratahs backroom will also see Australia Under-20s and Northern Suburbs coach Simon

Standout Laumape knocking on All Blacks door

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- NRL convert Ngani Laumape took a further step towards a first All Blacks start with yet another bullocking display for the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.Laumape was among the Hurricanes' standout performers in a thrilling 31-all draw with the British & Irish Lions as he gave

Hurricanes vs. Lions: Who said what

12:04 PM BSTESPN StaffThe British & Irish Lions were held to a 31-31 draw by the Hurricanes in the final midweek match of the 2017 tour, as the hosts took full advantage of Iain Henderson's late yellow card.Prior to the Ireland lock's sin-binning the tourists had looked home and

All Blacks Watch: Hurricanes vs. Lions

Four All Blacks squad members were released for Tuesday night's clash between the Hurricanes and the British & Irish Lions which, after a pulsating second half, finished 31-31 at Westpac Stadium.So how did Jordie Barrett, Vaea Fifita, Ngani Laumape and Julian Savea fare? And did any of the Hurricanes

What the Lions learned in Canes draw

10:55 AM BSTTom HamiltonRugby Editor Close• Joined ESPN in 2011n• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand rootsn• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016n• Was ESPN's man on the ground for the 2013 British & Irish Lions series and Rugby World Cup 2015WESTPAC STADIUM, Wellington --

Kaino: No intention to injure in Murray incident

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- All Blacks back-rower Jerome Kaino said we would never intentionally hurt an opposition player and that the incident involving British & Irish Lions scrum-half Conor Murray from the first Test was more an issue of poor timing.Kaino fronted the media in Wellington on Tuesday afternoon,