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New Zealand makes changes for 2nd Lions test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Rugby league convert Ngani Laumape is in line for a test debut from the bench in an All Blacks team containing two player changes and one positional switch for Saturday's second test against the British and Irish Lions. (MORE)

Former US, Canada rugby coach Ric Suggitt dies at 58

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (AP) Rugby coach Ric Suggitt, who guided national teams for both the United States and Canada, has died. He was 58. (MORE)

Lions coach Gatland criticized over replacements policy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) British and Irish Lions rugby coach Warren Gatland came under heavy pressure ahead of the second test against New Zealand after admitting he deliberately didn't use some bench players during Tuesday's 31-31 draw with the Wellington-based Hurricanes. (MORE)

Lions coach Gatland defends Henderson after 31-31 draw

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland defended lock Iain Henderson on Tuesday, saying the yellow card against him was too harsh and played a part in his team's collapse at the end of a 31-31 draw against Hurricanes. (MORE)

Lions draw 31-31 with Hurricanes in last midweek match

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The British and Irish Lions frittered away a 16-point halftime lead to draw 31-31 with Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes on Tuesday in a fresh setback following their first test loss to the New Zealand All Blacks. (MORE)

Lions, Hurricanes draw 31-31 in last midweek match

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The British and Irish Lions drew 31-31 with the Wellington-based Hurricanes on Tuesday in the final midweek match of their New Zealand tour: (MORE)

All Blacks flanker Kaino denies dangerous play

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has rejected claims he tried to injure British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray by diving at his legs during the first rugby test at Eden Park on Saturday. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)