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Warren Gatland out to make Lions players household names in New Zealand

  • Majority of Kiwis have no idea who touring players are, survey says
  • Ten-game tour begins against NZ Provincial Barbarians XV on Saturday

Warren Gatland has challenged his squad to earn the respect of New Zealanders following a survey suggesting 78% of Kiwis cannot name a single British and Irish Lions player. Gatland also says it is vital to avoid the mistake made by the former Lions coach Graham Henry in 2001 if the touring team is to beat the All Blacks in the forthcoming Test series.

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