British and Irish Lions: Gatland relishing ‘daunting’ challenge in New Zealand
British and Irish Lions 2017
Date: 3 June – 8 July Venue: New Zealand
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The British and Irish Lions should not worry about their “difficult schedule”, head coach Warren Gatland says.

The 41-man squad arrived in Auckland on Wednesday, and were greeted at the airport by a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony.

Gatland’s side begin their 10-match in New Zealand tour on Saturday against a Provincial Union XV in Whangerei.

“You can’t dwell on it,” Gatland said. “We know what a daunting challenge we face. Everyone is really up for it.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen