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Ross Ford To Become Scotland Record Cap Holder

The Edinborough Hooker will win his 110th cap in Suva on Saturday after being named in the side to face Fiji.

It will be the final match of the Scots summer tour.

At the team announcement coach George Townsend saluted Ford saying "It's deserved, he's played really well on tour, he's trained well and he's worked very well at driving the standards,".

Lions Team Announced For New Zealand Test

Peter O'Mahony, the Ireland flanker, will captain the British and Irish Lions in their first test against New Zealand on Saturday.

Sam Warburton, the tour captain, has to settle for a place on the bench but fellow Welshman Liam Williams is a surprise inclusion along with England's Elliot Daly.

The full side can be seen below as the Lions look to defeat the World Champions over three tests.

Lions Tick Another Box In New Zealand
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The British & Irish Lions have made another solid step forward – defeating the Chiefs 34-6 in Waikato. It wasn’t just the scoreline that was…
Sad News On Doddie Weir

Former Scotland international Doddie Weir has been Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

He earned 61 caps for his country.

After announcing his diagnosis he plans to create a charitable foundation against the debilitating disease. 

Full Time: Chiefs 6-34 Lions

An impressive win for the Lions. Their best performance of the tour so far and the best time to produce it, just days ahead of the opening test v New Zealand.

Their defence was rock solid and attack exciting and free-flowing. Four tries in total, two from Nowell, one from Payne and a penalty try and Dan Biggar was solid with the boot.

They shake off the midweek curse and will take this confidence into the big game on Saturday.

64' TRY: Chiefs 6-34 Lions (Payne)

Easy, easy, easy! Lions are rampant now and getting their confidence up ahead of the first test on Saturday.

Jared Payne is the next to go over after Williams raced through.

Biggar is spot on once again with the conversion.

59' TRY: Chiefs 6-27 (Nowell)

Brilliant attacking rugby by the Lions and they have put this match out of reach.

Jack Nowell gets his second try of the game after some excellent running rugby and Dan Biggar converts to give the visitors a 21-point lead.

56' Chief 6-20 Lions (Penalty Try)

After an impressive maul, the Lions are awarded a penalty try!

The referee, Jerome Garces, was left with no option but to give Lions the points.

Mitchell Brown is also sent to the sin-bin for his part in that penalty try.

Half Time: Chiefs 6-13 Lions

The Chiefs close the gap through Stephen Donald with a penalty on the hooter but the Lions will be pretty happy with their first half.

Dan Biggar was the man to concede the penalty for a high tackle but he has played brilliantly well in this first 40 minutes.

Lions will be looking to make this a comprehensive win in the second period.

TRY: Chiefs 3-13 Lions (Nowell)

Try for the Lions! After a pacy attacking move, Jack Nowell drives over from a short distance out.

Dan Biggar converts and the Lions have really made the most of a good attacking position.

Chiefs 3-6 Lions (Donald)

Chiefs pull three points back and drag themselves into the game.

A penalty was given for hands in the ruck and from 22 metres Stephen Donald converts.

The Lions are back up to their full compliment though and will be looking to push on from here.

Chiefs 0-6 Lions (Biggar)

Dan Biggar extends the Lions lead with another accurate penalty.

Lions are controlling the game even with 14 men.

Yellow Card For Lions (Marler)

That is unnecessary and silly from Joe Marler. He catches his man incredibly late and that is the sort of indiscipline that will cost the Lions when they take on New Zealand.

Chiefs will be looking to take advantage of the extra man but they have lost Toni Pulu due to injury.

Chiefs 0-3 Lions (Biggar)

Dan Biggar gives the Lions a slim early lead from a penalty.

It is a positive start from the visitors who have played the first ten minutes on the front foot.

The Chiefs can be dangerous, however...

Lions Kick Off Against Chiefs

The British and Irish Lions have just got underway against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The Lions will be looking for their first midweek win on this two and their record currently stands at played four won two lost two.

This is their last warm-up game before they take on New Zealand on Saturday.

We'll keep you updated with all that happens.

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