British and Irish Lions
Coverage of the International Rugby Union Friendlies clash between New Zealand and Lions.
Warren Gatland refuses to rule out third British and Irish Lions tourBritish and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland refuses to rule out returning for a third stint in charge of the team for the planned tour of South Africa in 2021.
Jul 8, 19:53
Sam Warburton "gutted" by British and Irish Lions drawBritish and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton admits that he did not know how to feel after his side's tour of New Zealand ended in a draw.
Jul 8, 15:50
Result: British and Irish Lions, New Zealand series ends in dramatic drawThe British and Irish Lions draw 15-15 with New Zealand in their third and final Test to see their three-match series end all square at 1-1.
Jul 8, 10:31
British and Irish Lions name unchanged XV for New Zealand series deciderThe British and Irish Lions name an unchanged team for the first time since 1993 for Saturday's third and decisive Test against New Zealand.
Jul 5, 20:48
Warren Gatland expects backlash from New Zealand in final TestWarren Gatland warns his British and Irish Lions players to beware a big response from New Zealand after 'poking the bear' with victory in their last meeting.
Jul 3, 21:23
Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissedSean O'Brien is given the green light to feature in the British and Irish Lions' third and final Test against New Zealand, but Sonny Bill Williams is banned.
Jul 2, 13:43
Warren Gatland "a pretty happy clown" after second-Test victoryWarren Gatland says that he is "proud" of the British and Irish Lions' display to beat New Zealand in Wellington, joking that he is now a "pretty happy clown".
Jul 1, 11:08
Sean Fitzpatrick backs Courtney Lawes to start second Test against New ZealandSean Fitzpatrick expects Courtney Lawes to start the British and Irish Lions' second Test against New Zealand, while also tipping Iain Henderson to play a part.
Jun 28, 21:31
Warren Gatland: 'I couldn't devalue the British and Irish Lions jersey'British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland 'understands' why eyebrows were raised by his use of replacements in the 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes.
Jun 27, 21:19
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions can have no complaints'Warren Gatland admits that New Zealand "dominated" certain aspects of the first Test meeting in Auckland, but is confident that the British and Irish Lions can improve.
Jun 24, 14:34
Result: New Zealand too strong for British and Irish Lions in opening TestNew Zealand record a 30-15 win over the British and Irish Lions in the first Test at Eden Park.
Jun 24, 10:28
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