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England's Maro Itoje walks off injured on February 2, 2019
Maro Itoje: 'British and Irish Lions must expect backlash from South Africa'
The Lions battled back from a 12-3 interval deficit to triumph 22-17 in the first Test.
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Gregor Townsend pictured in January 2016
Gregor Townsend reveals team bonding session
Warren Gatland's attack coach was part of the Lions side that triumphed in South Africa 24 years ago.
Jun 24, 22:07
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
On This Day: Martin Johnson bids farewell with Leicester defeat
England's World Cup-winning captain saw his Leicester team beaten 39-14 by Wasps in the Premiership final.
May 14, 08:43
Leinster's Stuart Lancaster pictured in December 2016
On This Day: Stuart Lancaster succeeds Martin Johnson as England boss
It was a big step up for the former Leeds Tykes player and ex-school teacher.
Mar 29, 08:35
England and Wales players after the Six Nations match on February 27, 2021
Referee admits to mistakes in England's Six Nations defeat to Wales
The French official awarded Wales two controversial tries in the first half.
Mar 1, 14:21
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
England coach Eddie Jones refuses to blame referee for Wales defeat
Pascal Gauzere awarded two controversial tries to the home side who ran out 40-24 winners.
Feb 27, 22:10
Danny Cipriani in action for Gloucester Rugby on September 8, 2018
On This Day: Wasps announce Danny Cipriani departure
The fly-half scored 122 points during his spell Down Under.
Feb 19, 08:21
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
On This Day: England's Martin Johnson announces retirement
Martin Johnson captained England to World Cup glory against Australia in 2003.
Jan 17, 08:39
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
On This Day - Martin Johnson steps down from England post
Martin Johnson had captained his country to World Cup glory eight years earlier.
Nov 16, 08:56
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Six Nations finale against Italy
England are not the masters of their own Six Nations destiny.
Oct 30, 10:59
Steve Borthwick pictured during an England training session on November 9, 2018
On This Day in 2008 - Steve Borthwick appointed England captain
The Saracens second row succeeded Phil Vickery, who had led England to the 2007 World Cup final.
Oct 27, 09:02
Australia celebrate beating the British & Irish Lions in the third Test in 2001
Picture of the day - Australia beat British & Irish Lions in 2001
The Lions lost the series to two late penalties in the deciding Test.
Jul 14, 08:08
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
On this day: Martin Johnson ends glittering career in Premiership final
No storybook ending for the England captain.
May 14, 09:07
Jonny Wilkinson pictured in March 2019
England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winners: What they did next
England memorably beat Australia in Sydney 17 years ago.
Apr 18, 09:07
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
On this day: England appoint World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson as manager
The former captain got a new role five years after leading the team to World Cup glory.
Apr 16, 08:59
England's Courtney Lawes after the match on February 23, 2020
England's Courtney Lawes reveals ankle injection prior to win over Ireland
Courtney Lawes played a starring role at Twickenham on his 31st birthday.
Feb 24, 07:54
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
Martin Johnson: 'Saracens could still stay up despite 35-point deduction'
Johnson believes the England squad will enjoy being back with their Premiership clubs.
Nov 7, 12:25
British and Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson during a press conference in January 2016
Martin Johnson confident best is yet to come from England after RWC final defeat
The former lock says the best remedy after a painful World Cup defeat is getting together and winning again.
Nov 6, 13:44
Ben Youngs warms up for England on March 9, 2019
Ben Youngs: 'If England players want alcohol, that's no problem'
Eddie Jones' men face Tonga in their World Cup opener on September 22.
Sep 10, 12:08
Sam Warburton pictured in July 2017
Former skipper Sam Warburton talks up Wales' achievements
Wales claimed their first Six Nations title since 2013.
Mar 16, 18:21
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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
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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
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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
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Richie McCaw's record-breaking career in numbers
Following his retirement from rugby, Sports Mole takes a look at a selection of remarkable statistics from Richie McCaw's record-breaking New Zealand career.
Nov 20, 01:03
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England captain Chris Robshaw: 'Winning is all that matters'
Chris Robshaw admits that England will need to learn to grind out results at the Rugby World Cup.
Aug 20, 11:06
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All Blacks join forces with Air New Zealand in new in-flight video
The New Zealand rugby team joins forces with with Air New Zealand in an amusing new safety video.
Aug 13, 12:25
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Martin Johnson: 'England have toughest group in Rugby World Cup history'
Former England captain Martin Johnson claims that the current team has been put in the hardest group in Rugby World Cup history.
Aug 12, 17:45
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Jonny Wilkinson to be inducted into Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame
Premiership Rugby announces that Jonny Wilkinson is among seven players who will be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Aug 12, 17:26
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Former coach Martin Johnson warns England not to make same disciplinary mistakes
Former England captain and coach Martin Johnson warns England not to make the same mistakes as 2011 at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Jun 27, 16:50
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Top five greatest Rugby World Cup moments
Sports Mole delves through the archives to select five of the Rugby World Cup's greatest ever moments ahead of this year's latest instalment.
Jun 21, 13:58
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Lawrence Dallaglio backs England overseas rule
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio backs the rule that prevents overseas-based players from representing Stuart Lancaster's side.
May 13, 13:15
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Martin Johnson: 'Overseas players know the rules'
Former England captain and head coach Martin Johnson backs the rule not to select players based overseas for the World Cup.
May 13, 12:51
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Jonny Wilkinson to receive Hall of Fame honour
Jonny Wilkinson admits that he is "honoured" to have been announced as the latest inductee in the Rugby Players' Association Hall of Fame.
Apr 21, 14:31
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Mike Greenwood praises "complete warrior" Mike Tindall
Will Greenwood pays tribute to a "complete warrior" in Mike Tindall following his former England teammate's retirement announcement.
Jul 16, 05:58
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Report: Danny Cipriani to be named in England squad
Fly-half Danny Cipriani is to be named in England's initial 26-man squad to tour New Zealand, a report suggests.
May 24, 21:07
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Leigh Halfpenny wins Rugby Union Writers' Club award
Wales and British and Irish Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny picks up another individual prize as the Rugby Union Writers' Club name him Player of the Year for 2013.
Jan 14, 00:40
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On this day: Jonny Wilkinson is England's Rugby World Cup hero
On this day in 2003, Jonny Wilkinson kicks a last-gasp drop goal to win the Rugby World Cup for England.
Nov 22, 09:54
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Martin Johnson disqualified from driving for speeding over 100mph
Former England rugby head coach Martin Johnson is reportedly banned from driving after being clocked speeding at 103mph.
Oct 9, 14:13
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland on the pitch before the match against the Barbarians on June 1, 2013
Warren Gatland doubts Australia emotion
Lions coach Warren Gatland questions whether Australia will be able to rouse the same emotions that helped them win the second Test ahead of Saturday's series decider.
Jul 3, 22:42
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Martin Johnson backs Alun Wyn Jones for Lions skipper
Former England captain Martin Johnson backs Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones to lead the Lions in the summer tour of Australia.
Mar 20, 13:44

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Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty, will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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