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British and Irish Lions

The Lions celebrate series victory over Australia on July 6, 2013
The British and Irish Lions clinch a historic series win against Australia with a 41-16 victory in the third and final Test in Sydney.
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Paul O'Connell: Dylan Hartley would be "great captain" for Lions
Dylan Hartley has the potential to become a commanding figure for the British and Irish Lions and skipper the side in New Zealand, according to Paul O'Connell.
Oct 12, 22:22
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland wants total commitment from British and Irish Lions
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says that he will only select players who believe that they can beat New Zealand in next year's tour.
Sep 7, 12:57
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Warren Gatland confirmed as British and Irish Lions head coach for 2017
Warren Gatland is confirmed as the British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand in 2017.
Sep 7, 12:05
A general view of a match ball ahead of Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Leicester Tigers at Kassam Stadium on November 23, 2014
Premiership chief unhappy with "punishing" British and Irish Lions schedule
Premiership Rugby chief Mark McCafferty hits out at the planning for the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand next year, which he fears will lead to burnout.
Aug 28, 16:26
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland 'to lead British and Irish Lions for second time'
Widespread reports suggest that Warren Gatland is to be given the British and Irish Lions gig for a second time, three years on from the 2-1 series win over Australia.
Aug 23, 18:46
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Keith Wood: 'Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones dream British and Irish Lions pairing'
Former British and Irish Lions star Keith Wood backs Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones to take charge of the side for next year's New Zealand tour.
Jun 24, 14:53
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
England's Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for British and Irish Lions captaincy
England head coach Eddie Jones backs Dylan Hartley for the role of British and Irish Lions captain in New Zealand next year.
Jun 21, 22:57
Former England and Leicester Tigers player Martin Johnson looks on after the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and London Welsh at Welford Road on February 9, 2013
Martin Johnson backs Maro Itoje, George Kruis for Lions role
Martin Johnson backs England's Grand Slam-winning second row pairing of Maro Itoje and George Kruis to play a key role for the Lions next summer.
Mar 21, 15:41
England head coach Stuart Lancaster watches on during a training session on September 4, 2015
RFU: 'Stuart Lancaster could coach British and Irish Lions'
The RFU confirms that it would release coach Stuart Lancaster if he was offered the chance to take charge of the British & Irish Lions in 2017.
Sep 7, 16:31
The British & Irish Lions celebrate their victory in Australia on July 06, 2013.
British and Irish Lions announce 2017 New Zealand tour schedule
British and Irish Lions will play 10 matches during their 2017 tour of New Zealand.
Jul 12, 08:52
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Interview: Iconic Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones
Sports Mole catches up with former Wales prop Adam Jones ahead of his move to Harlequins this summer.
Jun 4, 13:01
Gordon D'arcy of Ireland in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 8, 2014
Gordon D'Arcy set to retire after World Cup
Ireland and Leinster centre Gordon D'Arcy announces that he will retire from rugby at the end of the 2015 World Cup.
May 2, 14:16
Mark Cueto leans on a rugby ball
Interview: Sale Sharks and ex-England winger Mark Cueto
Sports Mole catches up with Mark Cueto to look back on his fondest playing memories and targets for the future before he calls time on his career in May.
Mar 20, 12:24
Andrew Sheridan of Toulon looks on during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Toulon and Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium on April 7, 2013
Phil Vickery: 'Andrew Sheridan was world class'
Former England captain Phil Vickery hails Andrew Sheridan as "world class" after the Toulon prop announced his retirement from rugby.
Sep 30, 20:01
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John Spencer given British and Irish Lions role for 2017 New Zealand tour
Former England captain and British and Irish Lions star John Spencer is chosen as the new Lions tour manager for the 2017 trip to New Zealand.
Jul 30, 21:12
Andy Titterrell of London Welsh poses for a portrait during a London Welsh Media Day at Kassam Stadium on September 4, 2013
Andy Titterrell announces retirement
London Welsh hooker Andy Titterrell targets a coaching role after announcing his retirement from rugby.
Feb 12, 16:44
Ireland's Paul O'Connell in action against New Zealand during their International match on November 24, 2013
Paul O'Connell defends Warren Gatland style
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell believes that Wales coach Warren Gatland has been unfairly criticised for his style of rugby.
Feb 7, 15:59
The British & Irish Lions celebrate their victory in Australia on July 06, 2013.
Sky Sports announce six long-term rights deals
Sky Sports announce details of six new rights deals across of variety of sports.
Jan 30, 12:13
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic stand with their trophies after the Scot won Wimbledon on July 07, 2013.
Sports Mole's sporting moments of 2013
The Sports Mole team pick out their favourite sporting moments of the last 12 months.
Dec 29, 10:20
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Coaching British & Irish Lions still an option'
Warren Gatland insists that coaching the British & Irish Lions in 2017 is still an option for him despite committing his long-term future to Wales.
Dec 16, 19:32