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Lions coach Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

Warren Gatland and Peter O'Mahony
New Zealand v British and Irish Lions, first Test
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST
Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he wants to end the “trash talk” in the build-up to Saturday’s first Test against New Zealand.

Gatland wants “rugby to do the talking” when the tourists meet the All Blacks in Auckland (08:35 BST kick-off).

The New Zealander, who on Thursday named his team for the game, did say he was happy to be “getting up the nose” of All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen.