The Lions had jersey moments in Auckland

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Warren Gatland has chosen both Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell in his Authentic Adidas Jesse Puljujarvi Youth Jersey starting lineup for the do-or-die Test against New Zealand on Saturday as the British & Irish Lions seek to inject fresh energy into the best-of-three series. Sam Warburton also returns as captain, with Maro Itoje to partner Alun Wyn Jones in the second row.With the Lions having little option but to take the game to the All Blacks and get on the front foot, Gatland has sacrificed Ben Te’o’s power at inside-centre for the 10-12 combination of Sexton and Farrell that has already shown flashes of promise on this tour. George Kruis and Peter O’Mahony drop out of the starting XV but otherwise Gatland has kept faith with the side beaten 30-15 by the All Blacks last Saturday.Sexton and Farrell combined strikingly for 51 minutes of their side’s morale‑boosting 12-3 victory against the Crusaders and also looked comfortable together in the final quarter of the first Test. An extra midfield kicking option is always useful and Gatland will also hope the pair can unlock some more space for those outside them.Sexton’s long-time half-back partnership with his Ireland colleague Conor Murray is another advantage.The need to add more breakdown dynamism and pace into the Lions pack and put the All Blacks’ playmakers under more pressure is also crucial and Warburton’s return as captain is a further indication of Gatland’s desire to reinvigorate the team and confound those who believe New Zealand are set fair for a 3-0 series triumph.The Lions had their moments in Auckland, particularly either side of half-time, but fell victim to their opponents’ smart and Adidas Ryane Clowe Womens Jersey committed rugby as well as their own inability to finish all the chances they created.Hamilton had been leading in Baku but finished fifth, one place behind Vettel, dropping a further two points to the German in their title fight. Hamilton described Vettel’s move as “disgraceful” and pointedly noted that it gave a very bad impression of the sport. “Imagine all the young kids that are watching Formula One today and see that kind of behaviour from a four-time world champion,” he said.Vettel was unapologetic and has remained so, claiming he hit Hamilton by accident while he was waving his fists and insisting, despite the evidence, that Hamilton had brake-tested him. “We had a little contact, but I drove alongside him mostly to raise my hand,” he said. “I did not give him the finger. I just wanted to tell him, because I can’t literally talk to him, that what he did was not right.”This attitude is unlikely to have made the FIA any more sympathetic especially given Vettel’s previous form. He was strongly warned after angrily directing foul language at the race director Charlie Whiting in Mexico last year. He apologised but it was made clear at the time that such incidents would be brought before the FIA international tribunal in future, the body that can impose sanction for reasons such as bringing the sport into disrepute.Vettel is already in a precarious position. He now has nine penalty points on his licence and should he receive three more in Austria would automatically be given a one race ban regardless of the current investigation.The two drivers are in a very tight fight for the title with Vettel leading by 14 points but with three wins apiece from the eight races thus far.


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