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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
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
Peter O'Mahony to lead British and Irish Lions in first test
Peter 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
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Kieran Read on course for first British and Irish Lions Test
New 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
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: '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
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: '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
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: Lions "squeezed the life" out of Maori All Blacks
Warren 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 of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
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
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against Highlanders
Warren 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
Jonny Sexton kicks during the Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales on February 7, 2016
Greig Laidlaw backs "world class" Johnny Sexton to bounce back
Grieg 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 of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Sam 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 the head coach of New Zealand acknowledges the fans ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015
Steve Hansen questions British and Irish Lions tour schedule
Steve 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
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
Eddie Jones tips British and Irish Lions to "struggle" under Warren Gatland
Eddie Jones cannot see the British and Irish Lions troubling New Zealand if boss Warren Gatland adopts his usual approach.
May 29, 11:46
The British & Irish Lions celebrate their victory in Australia on July 06, 2013.
Interview: Will Greenwood previews British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
Sports 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 of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton 'fit and ready' for British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
British 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
Lipstick on his collar told a tale on Billy Vunipola on June 25, 2016
Billy Vunipola pulls out of British and Irish Lions squad
England 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
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
Ken Owens expected to be fit for British and Irish Lions
Ken 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
Scotland's wing Tommy Seymour dives in to score a try during the Autumn International rugby union Test match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, on November 8, 2014
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
Ben Youngs celebrates scoring a try for England in the Six Nations on March 21, 2015
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 of Harlequins poses for a picture during the photoshoot for BT Sport on August 18, 2014
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 celebrates scoring a try for England in the Six Nations on March 21, 2015
Ben Youngs pulls out of British and Irish Lions squad
Leicester 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 of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton named British and Irish Lions captain, Dylan Hartley misses out
Sam 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



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