Tomorrow's Test will take place at Auckland's Eden Park, where the All Blacks are undefeated in 23 years.
Saturday's Eden Park showdown will be the first time a Lions tour captain has missed the opening Test since England's Doug Prentice did so in 1930. They are likely at first to rely on the heavy brigade of Ben Te'o and Jonathan Davies to pound the ball up in midfield but they are determined to be more than one-dimensional.
But if the picture becomes clearer as to why O'Mahony starts in Gatland's XV ahead of Sam Warburton and CJ Stander, it still appears a rapid ascension to the captaincy.
Following years of planning, months of hype and plenty of trash talk in recent weeks, it will be down to the players to show that actions speak louder than words in Auckland. Gatland also argues that Hansen is anxious by what he has seen of them on tour.
The Lions face a monumental task in the three-match series and start at a famous stadium where the world champions have won their last 37 matches and are unbeaten since 1994. This could be a fantastic series for the Lions, New Zealand rugby and the New Zealand public.
"The hospitality has been awesome".
"Looking back on Chicago you've got to keep going, keep attacking, not go into your shell".
In line with his commitment to attack, Gatland reshuffled his backline to include Liam Williams at fullback and Elliot Daly on the wing after their eye-catching performances in this week's 34-6 win over Waikato Chiefs.
"You can't be thinking what other people are thinking about, getting excited about external things". "Since we got into camp last week I have been pretty good".
The tactics will be intriguing, with England lock George Kruis saying the Lions will "try anything" to gain an advantage, including screaming in the lineouts to upset the All Blacks.
"Turn around and run back, and don't change your line".
Any penalty indiscretions in their own half could be costly for the All Blacks, with the Lions flyhalf Owen Farrell having a high success rate with his goal kicking. "I know how good [Rieko] Ioane is but this is a big game for everyone".
"To play against the All Blacks, you've got to have a strong set-piece because they've traditionally been dominant in that area". O'Mahony said he takes the job knowing the advice Foley would have given him, "play your game, play what you do and what you know".
As coaches they are also similar, with both choosing the style that best uses the resources of their respective playing groups. I have come on a journey through rugby union and I am very humbled and proud to be named in this team alongside so many world-class players.
"We had one of the longest selection meetings I have been in for a while - an hour and 20 minutes".
In one season with Washington , Fultz appeared in 25 games and averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Ball became the first high-profile draftee under the regime of new Lakers head of basketball operations Magic Johnson .
The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote before senators leave Washington, DC for the Fourth of July recess.
The problem is Republicans will likely be heading the wrong direction if they try to pick up hard-line repeal advocates Sens. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.
This time , however, the Knights are on the spotlight by achieving a major objective-becoming the league's 31st franchise. The best deal for Vegas was the one struck with the Florida Panthers , one of the clear losers of the expansion draft .
He noted that there "isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", and that to say otherwise would be a "lie". Mitch McConnell , the majority leader, will put the bill up for vote in the Senate next Thursday.
But guess what? It works, they're winning. 'And I hope that the Democrats keep her right where she is for a long, long time . The National Republican Congressional Committee ran ads charging Ossoff would "represent Nancy Pelosi ".
But Methot has 10 teams on his no-trade list, which will limit McPhee's flexibility and could keep Methot in Vegas. According to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the event in Vegas will be two-in-one and therefore, it is special.
So, his support for the measure as written comes as no surprise, as it is essentially Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's baby. It didn't do so fully, however, which meant the state has missed out on additional matching dollars from federal taxpayers.
That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age. Congressional Republicans have vowed since its introduction in 2010 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act .
Dean Heller on Friday became the fifth person to oppose the bill, saying that he could not support the current draft either. The senator said he would make his final decision based on whether the legislation is better than what is in place today.
Overall, 39% of low-income American women of reproductive age (15 to 49) are covered by the program, or about 9.8 million women. McConnell said Democrats chose not to help frame the Bill, which Republicans say would fix a collapsing health marketplace.
Democrat Jon Ossoff never found an answer for the attacks - and Republican Karen Handel won Tuesday night by 4 percentage points. Progressives certainly aren't cozy with Pelosi, and have called for her to no longer serve as a Democratic party figurehead.
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Democrats on Tuesday also lost a special congressional election in SC that no one had given them any real chance of winning. Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that ousting her "would be very bad for the Republican Party".
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The 19-year old Ball had 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals a game for the UCLA Bruins last season. Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray were first round picks a year ago after overachieving in their freshman seasons.
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Heo has now defected again to South Korea and is studying English at the Teach North Korean Refugees centre. Until Friday, North Korea had said only that it released the young man on "humanitarian grounds".
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It became even more apparent the Lakers were going to select him once D'Angelo Russell was traded to Brooklyn for Brook Lopez. In the article, titled "What's Up, Philly", Fultz writes about his excitement for joining the Sixers' young core .
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.
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Louis Blues. "But it's something I definitely knew would eventually come". "Obviously I'm really excited to get this started". The Golden Knights also pick up promising young defenseman Shea Theodore by staying away from Josh Manson and Sami Vatanen.
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To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. "The bill that's before the Senate doesn't meet that test". "These cuts are blood money". The proposed 40 percent excise tax on employer-provided "Cadillac" health insurance plans was scheduled to take effect in 2020.
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Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, has expressed concerns about the way the measure addresses the future of Medicaid. Democrats have assailed Republicans for putting the bill together without a single public hearing or bill-drafting session.