Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against Maori All Blacks

17 Juin, 2017, 05:48 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier
  • Liam Messam Maori All Blacks are band of brothers bound by blood

But if the team Gatland announced on Thursday is his test lineup, it contains some surprises.

"The big lesson is that New Zealand sides keep playing for 80 minutes", Gatland said, harking back to the last-gasp nature of their other tour loss, to the Blues a week ago.

"I think he's about to bring out a few extra players to give himself the ability to bring or play two squads", said Hansen.

"He's well aware of the competition that's there at the moment", Gatland said.

'One of the reasons we selected him as captain of the squad is that he is an absolute quality player.

"We're a week out from the first Test so Saturday's game against the Maori is huge for us, it's like an unofficial fourth Test match".

The Tour captain is named on the bench for the upcoming clash and although he may well still feature against the All Blacks next weekend, a non-dominant performance from the bench this Saturday and a good display from Sean O'Brien may well consign his fate to a bench role for the Test series. Sexton, who had had a disappointing start to the tour, had shown well when coming on against the Crusaders, slotting in at 10 with Farrell shifting across to his England position at inside centre.

Mako Vunipola has been named at loosehead prop, with club colleague Jamie George alongside him in the front row at hooker.

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods already impacting grocery industry
The supermarket sector got even more crowded on Thursday, when Germany-based discount chain Lidl opened its first 10 US stores. That could help Amazon cut shipping costs and give the company opportunities to sell even more products once in the store.

Baseball Practice Shooter Legally Purchased Guns, Police Say
His social media contained anti-Trump and anti-Republican posts. "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Representatives for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Mr Scalise offered no updates on his condition on Thursday morning.

European Union growing 'impatient' with Britain, says Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt
Northern Ireland's frontier with the Republic of Ireland will be the UK's only land border with the European Union after Brexit. In the letter, obtained by the Financial Times, he urged ministers to make jobs and the economy their priority in negotiations.

"He fully understands that that loose forward trio (O'Mahony, O'Brien and Taulupe Faletau) went outstandingly well against the Crusaders".

Gatland has changed the entire starting 15 that lined up against the Highlanders, continuing the policy of sweeping rotation that he has used throughout the tour.

Of greater concern was the set piece, where Mathieu Reynal allowed the lineout to form a lot closer than we are used to, allowing the Lions to disrupt the normally efficient Crusaders, and at scrum time, where the Crusaders feel they were hard done by.

The Lions beat Australia 2-1 in their last test series.

Chiefs full-back Damian McKenzie will start at fly-half in a deadly-looking Maori XV, with head coach Colin Cooper challenging his side to attack at pace.

There were fan complaints that the Lions rush defence was often offside, but really it was a case of the Lions recognising what they could and couldn't get away with, something New Zealand teams are often "accused" of.

MAORI ALL BLACKS: James Lowe, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Matt Proctor, Charlie Ngatai, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Liam Messam, Elliot Dixon, Akira Ioane, Tom Franklin, Joe Wheeler, Ben May, Ash Dixon (c), Kane Hames.

"There's some clarity and familiarity on how we want to play the game that's been good - we didn't get the whole team until Sunday", Cooper said.


  • Authorities searching for Florida State Prison inmate who stole work van

    If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, they are asked to contact local law enforcement. Johns County area, but there is no evidence to indicate his direction of travel, Smith said.
    Woman sues Publix over husband's deep fryer death

    Woman sues Publix over husband's deep fryer death

    Chrissie Blount hopes Publix will pay for "the full value" of Blount's life, as well as any costs related to the legal process. He was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital, and later died on July 4, 2015 as a result of the burns, according to the lawsuit.

    McIlroy hits it all over the place at US Open

    We saw Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson hit good shots to that top shelf and have their balls stay there for a makeable birdie putt. Day had two triple bogeys in the same round for the first time in his career and needed birdie on the par-5 18th to break 80.
  • Qatar signs $12b deal to buy F-15 jets from US

    Tillerson has since sought to mediate the dispute from Washington, meeting with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday. U.S. agrees with KSA/UAE that Qatar is a "state-sponsor of terrorism", and then sells Qatar $12 billion in arms.
    Hodgkinson carried 'kill list' of House Freedom Caucus members

    Hodgkinson carried 'kill list' of House Freedom Caucus members

    Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for unity in the aftermath of the shooting in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T.

    Verdict reached in trial of Minnesota officer

    Yanez testified that Castile ignored his commands not to pull out the gun and he feared for his life. Anthony, where Yanez was employed, announced he would no longer serve on the city police force.
  • Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry

    Coroner releases results of Carrie Fisher death inquiry

    The report leaves the cause of death "undetermined" for the 60-year-old, best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Sleep apnea causes people to temporarily stop breathing while they sleep, for up to minutes at a time in extreme cases.
    Bac d'histoire-géo 2017 : les sujets des épreuves en série S

    Bac d'histoire-géo 2017 : les sujets des épreuves en série S

    Pour la deuxième partie , l'élève devait réaliser un croquis de géographie sur les " Pôles et flux de la mondialisation ". Pour cette édition du #Baccalauréat, le sujet commun aux 3 séries concernait un pays d'Asie: la Chine .

    Israelis, Palestinians deny Tillerson remark on payments to attackers

    The Palestinian Authority has "not complied with their commitments under US law, yet all potential sanctions were waived", Rep. President Donald Trump (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (center) in Bethlehem, May 23.
  • A Run-Down of Large Deals in Amazon's History

    The New Orleans company became its first acquisition, which is how Elstrott became one of the first shareholders in Whole Foods . Amazon also has been testing automation technology at a Seattle convenience store that's now open only to Amazon employees.

    BlackRock Inc. Has $1.37 Billion Position in Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST)

    Zacks Investment Research upgraded Park Hotels & Resorts from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. The Great West Life Assurance Company holds 1.02 million shares with $19.31 million value, down from 1.17 million last quarter.
    Coroner: Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea, other factors

    Coroner: Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea, other factors

    You'll also notice she added a fireplace in ever room (many of which she kept lit at all times) and that she kept her Christmas tree up all year long.


Government will do `whatever is required´ following Grenfell Tower blaze
As they left, a man holding a poster of two siblings who have been missing since the fire called out for the Duke to go over. The fire rapidly spread around the 24-story building, trapping most of the residents who lived on its upper floors.

Theresa May 'confident' she will get Queen's Speech through Commons
The Queen's Speech, which outlines the Government's policies for the parliamentary session, will take place on Wednesday 21 June. Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann said calls for Mr Brokenshire to stand aside from devolution talks were "a sideshow".

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs, lows
And then he came up short of the 17th green and dropped one more shot that sent him home early to spend time with his newborn son. Three players share fourth at 5-under, England's Tommy Fleetwood matching 67s with Americans Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka .

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7B
The New Orleans company became its first acquisition, which is how Elstrott became one of the first shareholders in Whole Foods . Following the announcement, shares of Whole Foods spiked over 27 percent, while shares of the e-commerce giant rallied 3 percent.

May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal
Talks between the Conservatives and the DUP are reported to be progressing well, although it is likely to be early next week before an agreement is finalised.

(E3) Metroid Samus Returns débarque sur Nintendo 3DS
Une édititon collector sera également proposée, contenant une jaquette réversible et un CD des meilleures musiques de la saga. L'épisode en question connut une suite sur Super Nintendo en 1994, cette fois-ci baptisée Super Metroid .

Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
However, there are numerous limitations on what journalists and others can glean from politicians' financial disclosures. Trump released a disclosure form in May 2016 that his campaign at the time said showed his net worth was $10 billion.

How the Republican health plan could hurt those with employer health insurance
I have personally experienced the improvements to veteran health care over recent years and the AHCA would take those away. It will pull the rug out from seniors and people with disabilities who live independently thanks to Medicaid.

Senate committee to probe Comey firing
Screengrab of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.

Majestic Luka Modric the key to Real Madrid's Champions League final turnaround
The Champions League is always hard to win, especially against a team that had only let in three goals so far this season". Real Madrid are looking to open up space for signing either Monaco's Kylian Mbappe or Eden Hazard from Chelsea.