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Jim Kayes

Jim Kayes has been covering rugby since the late 1990s across print/online, radio and television with The Dominion Post,, TV3 and Newshub, Radio Live and Radio Sport.  He's been to five World Cups, covered almost 200 All Blacks Tests and was on safari with the Lions when the British and Irish side last toured New Zealand, in 2005.

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Opinion: Lions still have work to do

It doesn’t take an astute rugby brain to realise the battle up front between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions will be crucial during the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
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Jim Kayes: Lions heading in right direction

Warren Gatland called it a significant win.
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OPINION : Learnings for both the Lions and All Blacks in Blues win

Sonny Bill Williams showed he's more than ready for a return to the All Blacks with an impressive performance in the Blues historic 22-16 win against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park.
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OPINION: It shapes as a long six weeks for the Lions.

Unless they improve quickly - and there is little time on this tour to regroup - the Lions will struggle to contain the five Investec Super Rugby teams.
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Lions Memories: Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw admits he was “a bit naive” when it came to the Lions as a youngster.
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