British and Irish Lions
Coverage of the International Rugby Union Friendlies clash between Chiefs and Lions.
Next Game: New Zealand vs. British and Irish Lions - Saturday, June 24 at 8.35am in International Rugby Union Friendlies
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first testPeter O'Mahony will skipper the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in next weekend's first test, while Liam Williams and Elliot Daly are handed starting spots.
Jun 21, 20:31
Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions TestNew Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster confirms that captain Kieran Read is well on course to return from injury in time for Saturday's first Test against the Lions.
Jun 20, 23:00
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'Warren Gatland hopes that the British and Irish Lions have hit peak form ahead of their first test meeting with New Zealand, having recorded back-to-back wins.
Jun 20, 17:08
Warren Gatland: 'Sam Warburton fighting for starting spot'Warren Gatland is refusing to offer Sam Warburton any guarantees that he will be used against New Zealand in the British and Irish Lions' opening test next week.
Jun 18, 15:13
Warren Gatland: Lions "squeezed the life" out of Maori All BlacksWarren Gatland is happy with the British and Irish Lions' display against the Maori All Blacks, claiming that his side dominated all aspects of the game.
Jun 17, 13:30
Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British and Irish Lions Test'British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he could miss the first Test against New Zealand despite having recovered from an ankle injury.
Jun 11, 22:28
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against HighlandersWarren Gatland intends to give Sam Warburton some minutes against Highlanders on Tuesday after sitting out the past two games with an ankle injury.
Jun 10, 15:51
Greig Laidlaw backs "world class" Johnny Sexton to bounce backGrieg Laidlaw defends the performance of Johnny Sexton against Provincial Barbarians, claiming that his teammate will soon find his groove for British and Irish Lions.
Jun 4, 15:21
Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour openerSam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
Steve Hansen questions British and Irish Lions tour scheduleSteve Hansen insists that the British and Irish Lions should have arrived in New Zealand 'at least a week' before their first tour outing next Saturday.
May 30, 18:29
Eddie Jones tips British and Irish Lions to "struggle" under Warren GatlandEddie Jones cannot see the British and Irish Lions troubling New Zealand if boss Warren Gatland adopts his usual approach.
May 29, 11:46
Interview: Will Greenwood previews British and Irish Lions tour of New ZealandSports Mole discusses the British and Irish Lions' highly-anticipated tour of New Zealand with England World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
May 26, 11:25
Sam Warburton 'fit and ready' for British and Irish Lions tour of New ZealandBritish and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists that he is fully fit for the tour of New Zealand after spending a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
May 22, 22:27
Billy Vunipola pulls out of British and Irish Lions squadEngland number eight Billy Vunipola pulls out of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand due to a shoulder injury and is replaced by James Haskell.
May 21, 21:02
Ken Owens expected to be fit for British and Irish LionsKen Owens is "improving every day and is very upbeat" about playing a part for the British and Irish Lions this summer, according to Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac.
May 20, 14:52
Tommy Seymour: 'British and Lions head to New Zealand full of ambition'Tommy Seymour admits that the only way the British and Irish Lions will pull off a series win over New Zealand is for every player to go above and beyond this summer.
May 19, 12:34
Dan Cole: 'Ben Youngs has time on his side'Dan Cole backs Ben Youngs's decision not to tour New Zealand with the Lions and suggests that the scrum-half could go on future tours.
May 16, 23:13
Kyle Sinckler: 'Adam Jones made me a better player'Kyle Sinckler hails the impact of fellow Harlequins prop Adam Jones on his career.
May 16, 22:39
Ben Youngs pulls out of British and Irish Lions squadLeicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs announces that he will play no part in the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand due to family reasons.
May 6, 20:04
Sam Warburton named British and Irish Lions captain, Dylan Hartley misses outSam Warburton is named as the British and Irish Lions captain for the tour of New Zealand, but England skipper Dylan Hartley is not selected by Warren Gatland.
Apr 19, 12:11