New Zealand v Samoa: Three Barrett brothers in All Blacks squad

Sergeant Lehi Hohaia today and in his rugby heyday
Sergeant Lehi Hohaia today and in his rugby heyday
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16 June, 2017

Ardie Savea will lose out at No 8 to captain Kieran Read but Codie Taylor is expected to start next week too, in the absence of Dane Coles who is recovering from concussion.

The Irishman is the fourth player to captain the Lions on tour after Warburton, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones.

O'Mahony in Rotorua after being named captain.

"Owen Farrell has suffered a grade one quadriceps strain in training and has been ruled out of the British and Irish Lions match against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday evening", read a Lions statement.

But the man himself puts this remarkable streak of captaining essentially every team he has played for since U12s down to a bit of fortune here and there.

"You still need to work on those small connections inside the group, but we've got that silver fern on our chest, so we're still representing New Zealand, Aotearoa". This is my third game I have been involved and this is my opportunity. It's really lifted the team and helped bring them together as a unit. He spent a year out of the game after rupturing his ACL at the 2015 World Cup and though he returned with Munster earlier this season, he had frustrations along the way.

Peter O'Mahony seized one chance for Ireland against England in the Six Nations - and now the Munster back-rower is ready to jump on another with the British and Irish Lions. He will also be playing his first test against Samoa. O'Connell offered some calming words.

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"We want to start the ball rolling and get away to a good start and whatever we do on Friday night we'll be able to improve on the following week", he said, adding that the focus first was to beat Samoa.

He remained hopeful the Lions would be able to turn around their tour which so far sits at two wins and two losses.

Even still, the Lions was out of the picture.

Hansen said the Lions have some quality rugby players and are yet to show their hand.

But Jamie Heaslip's back injury flared up in the warm-up and suddenly O'Mahony was pitched into the starting team.

O'Mahony with his daughter Indie. Sometimes they are unfortunate for other guys but it doesn't matter, you have to be selfish.

It would be a big night for Jordie and Vaea as they're both likely to play a part on the night. "I can't say it'd be any more special than playing the Springboks or Wallabies or anyone else, so if I get that opportunity I'd be very happy and proud of the achievement - but I can't say it'd mean anything more than a rugby game". We have heard a lot about the Lions. If there were two players, before this tour started, who you would have wanted to see starting in the first Test in Auckland on 24 June, they would have been Farrell and Billy Vunipola.


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