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The talking finally stops on Saturday when New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions go toe-to-toe in a mouth-watering first Test in Auckland.
It is that time again for Video of the Week, bringing you standout footage we think you will enjoy. Today we go to Jade Stadium.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has rung the changes to his starting line-up for their Test with Ireland in Tokyo on Saturday.
South Africa have made four changes to their starting line-up that will take on France in the third and final Test at Ellis Park this Saturday.
The Western Force have re-signed a star of the future with prop Shambeckler Vui signing on for a further two seasons.
Ben Te’o’s rise through rugby union continued on Thursday when he was named to start for the Lions in Saturday’s Test with the All Blacks.
This week’s Expert Witness, Peter Winterbottom, was part of the Lions side in 1993 and joins us to discuss selection, history and strategy.
Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has made three changes to the starting line-up for the clash with Australia at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
Jules Plisson has been restored at fly-half as one of three changes to the backline for the third Test against South Africa on Saturday.
Highlanders wing Patrick Osborne returns to the Fiji starting lineup for the clash with Scotland at ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday.
Devin Toner will win his 50th cap when Ireland face Japan in Tokyo on Saturday, while John Cooney is set to make his debut as a replacement.
Todd Clever, the USA’s most-capped Test player, has announced he will retire from international rugby following the World Cup qualifiers.
Check on the June Test line-ups as they come in with our team tracker.
Hooker Ross Ford will become the most-capped Scotland player in history in the final tour Test against Fiji in Suva this Saturday.
South Africa ‘A’ will be hoping to clinch their two-match series against the French Barbarians when the sides clash in Orlando on Friday.
Stephen Moore will assume the Wallabies captaincy, as well as the number two jersey, when they face Italy in Brisbane on Saturday.
Samoa will be hungry to produce a more competitive display than in Auckland when they face an inexperienced Wales side in Apia.
Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in the first Test on Saturday in Auckland.
Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks as Rieko Ioane starts on the left wing for Saturday’s first Test against the British and Irish Lions.