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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.
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
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
Report: England trio set to miss out on British and Irish Lions squad
England trio Joe Launchbury, Jonathan Joseph and Dylan Hartley could reportedly miss out on the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand.
Apr 17, 21:22
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Jonny Wilkinson: 'British and Lions require team of captains'
England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson believes that Warren Gatland should share around the captain's armband when the British and Irish Lions tour New Zealand.
Mar 31, 20:52
Ireland's no. 8 Jamie Heaslip evades a tackle from Scotland's full back Stuart Hogg during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 2, 2014
Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney doubtful for British and Irish Lions selection
Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney undergo surgery on a back and knee injury respectively, potentially seeing them miss out on a call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
Mar 24, 17:24
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Warren Gatland: 'Dylan Hartley still in contention for Lions captaincy'
Warren Gatland talks up Dylan Hartley's credentials for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, insisting that the hooker has done a "fantastic" job for England.
Mar 20, 21:31
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: 'Top players will miss out on British and Irish Lions selection'
Warren Gatland admits that he is "excited about the potential" in the British and Irish Lions' playing ranks, but says picking a final squad is going to be very tough.
Mar 15, 22:10
Alun Wyn Jones of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Brian O'Driscoll, Martin Johnson back Alun Wyn Jones for Lions captaincy
Former Lions captains Brian O'Driscoll and Martin Johnson both back Alun Wyn Jones for the role in New Zealand this summer, but regard Owen Farrell as a candidate.
Feb 19, 22:30
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 'to relinquish Wales captaincy'
A report claims that Sam Warburton is to step aside as Wales skipper later this month, with a new captain to be named prior to the Six Nations.
Jan 11, 13:08
Andy Farrell, the England backs coach looks on during the England training session held at West Park Leeds Rugby Club on October 23, 2013
Andy Farrell: 'Lions hopes boosted by introduction of bonus point'
Andy Farrell backs the decision to introduce bonus points in the 2017 Six Nations, claiming that it will only benefit the British and Irish Lions in the long term.
Dec 29, 14:07
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland to honour remainder of Wales contract
Wales head coach Warren Gatland insists that he has no intention of stepping down from his position next year, despite reports to the contrary at the weekend.
Dec 19, 13:34
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 to quit Wales after British and Irish Lions tour?
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will stand down from his position after next summer's British and Irish Lions tour, a report claims.
Dec 18, 09:14
Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is shown the red card and sent off by referee JP Doyle during the Aviva Premiership match against Leicester on December 20, 2014
Jim Mallinder unwilling to defend Dylan Hartley following dismissal
Jim Mallinder admits to being 'disappointed' by Dylan Hartley's conduct during Friday's clash with Leinster, but says that it did not cost Northampton Saints victory.
Dec 10, 10:15
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 unhappy with Gregor Townsend snub
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland questions incoming Scotland boss Gregor Townsend's decision to turn down an invite to join his coaching team.
Dec 8, 21:44



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