British and Irish Lions

Sport shorts: Lions announce 2021 South Africa tour fixtures
Warren Gatland British & Irish Lions rugby
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Sport shorts: Lions announce 2021 South Africa tour fixtures

Ten things from the world of sport on Wednesday 4 December
4 Dec 2019
Sam Warburton retires: tributes for Welsh rugby star
Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton
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Sam Warburton retires: tributes for Welsh rugby star

The Lions captain has called time on his career at the age of 29 after more than 20 major injuries
19 Jul 2018
Warren Gatland: I’m done with the Lions, I hated the NZ tour
Warren Gatland British & Irish Lions rugby
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Warren Gatland: I’m done with the Lions, I hated the NZ tour

British and Irish Lions seek a new head coach for 2021 tour of South Africa
17 Oct 2017
Lions officials angered by Sean O’Brien’s criticism
Sean O’Brien British & Irish Lions
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Lions officials angered by Sean O’Brien’s criticism

Irish flanker has caused a stir by slamming the Lions coaching set-up
22 Sep 2017
Jonny Sexton joins list of stars playing through the pain
Johnny Sexton Lions
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Jonny Sexton joins list of stars playing through the pain

The Lions fly-half isn't the first to keep on going even with an injury
20 Jul 2017
Sport in 2017: Key dates from The Open to The Ashes
Rory McIlroy
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Sport in 2017: Key dates from The Open to The Ashes

Can McIlroy pull it off, and will Farah and Bolt bow out with gold medals? This is when and where the action unfolds in 2017
17 Jul 2017
Lions tour: Why Jonathan Davies deserves man of the series
 Jonathan Davies, Lions
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Lions tour: Why Jonathan Davies deserves man of the series

The Wales centre was voted the star of the show by his peers - and the rugby writers agree
10 Jul 2017

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Honours even as epic final Lions Test ends in a draw
Kieran Read and Sam Warburton share the spoils after the tied final Test between the All Blacks and the Lions
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Honours even as epic final Lions Test ends in a draw

Tourists cling on against the world champions in another nerve-shredding encounter as the series ends 1-1
8 Jul 2017
All Black tensions start to show as Lions march on Auckland
Liam Williams, New Zealand vs Lions
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All Black tensions start to show as Lions march on Auckland

There have been reports of scuffles in training and travelling fans are expected to outnumber home supporters at Eden Park
7 Jul 2017
Lions unchanged for All Blacks showdown as history beckons
Owen Farrell, Jonny Sexton
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Lions unchanged for All Blacks showdown as history beckons

Coach Warren Gatland 'rewards' heroes of Wellington by naming an unchanged 23 for the final Test
6 Jul 2017
Lions go for broke with Sexton and Farrell
Warren Gatland, Lions head coach
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Lions go for broke with Sexton and Farrell

Warren Gatland makes 'tough calls' by dropping Te'o and Kruis for must-win second Test against All Blacks
29 Jun 2017
Lions vs Hurricanes: Midweek stars in last chance saloon
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Lions vs Hurricanes: Midweek stars in last chance saloon

Test defeat will not lead to wholesale changes but the likes of Courtney Lawes and George North hope to stake a claim
26 Jun 2017
All Blacks beat Lions, but sensational try cheers tourists
Liam Williams, New Zealand vs Lions
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All Blacks beat Lions, but sensational try cheers tourists

World champions take a 1-0 lead but a spirited Lions display leaves both sides with food for thought
24 Jun 2017
Lions team to face New Zealand: Gatland makes correct calls
Lions captain Peter O'Mahony
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Lions team to face New Zealand: Gatland makes correct calls

Warburton and Halfpenny on the bench, North in the stands as coach picks O'Mahony, Williams and Daly
22 Jun 2017
Lions vs Chiefs LIVE: Two tries for Nowell and one for Payne
Jack Nowell Lions Chiefs
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Lions vs Chiefs LIVE: Two tries for Nowell and one for Payne

The Lions finally cut loose in the final warm up game of the tour as several players give Gatland food for thought
20 Jun 2017
Lions must rely on the bludgeon against All Black swordsmen
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Lions must rely on the bludgeon against All Black swordsmen

Tourists grind out a win over the Maori in hope the same tactics pay off against New Zealand
19 Jun 2017
All Blacks trample Samoa - but what can the Lions learn?
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All Blacks trample Samoa - but what can the Lions learn?

New Zealand run in 12 tries against Pacific Islanders in a chilling warning to the tourists
16 Jun 2017
Owen Farrell injury leaves Lions with leadership crisis
Owen Farrell British and Irish Lions
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Owen Farrell injury leaves Lions with leadership crisis

Fly half is withdrawn from squad and may not be fit for first Test against the Maori All Blacks
15 Jun 2017
Highlanders vs Lions: Tourists lose thriller by one point
Lions tour Highlanders Fekitoa
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Highlanders vs Lions: Tourists lose thriller by one point

Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and Sam Warburton score tries but late penalty wins it for the Highlanders
13 Jun 2017
Lions find defensive steel but must unleash 'rugby chaos'
Anthony Watson, British and Irish Lions
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Lions find defensive steel but must unleash 'rugby chaos'

Victory over the Crusaders proves the tourists are coming together, but the attack is a cause for concern
12 Jun 2017
All Blacks squad: Key players who could destroy the Lions
Jordie Barrett, Scott Barrett, Beauden Barrett, All Blacks
In Review

All Blacks squad: Key players who could destroy the Lions

Steve Hansen picks three brothers in a formidable 33-man party featuring some of the game's biggest stars
8 Jun 2017
What the Lions can learn from defeat to Auckland Blues
Ihaia West, Auckland Blues
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What the Lions can learn from defeat to Auckland Blues

A moment of brilliance sunk the tourists but there's plenty for Warren Gatland to work on before the first Test
7 Jun 2017
Lions tour: What is 'Warrenball' and what's wrong with it?
Ben Te'o Warrenball, Lions Tour
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Lions tour: What is 'Warrenball' and what's wrong with it?

Coach Warren Gatland exasperated with criticism of his tactics, as the tourists aim for 'rugby chaos'
6 Jun 2017
Lions must find momentum after dismal opening performance
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Lions must find momentum after dismal opening performance

Tourists struggle to beat part-timers of New Zealand's Provincial Barbarians in opening match
5 Jun 2017
How Taika Waititi could help the Lions win in New Zealand
Taika Waititi and Warren Gatland
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How Taika Waititi could help the Lions win in New Zealand

Coach Warren Gatland orders squad to brush up on Kiwi culture ahead of All Blacks test series
9 May 2017
Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available
Lions
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Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available

Tickets to warm-up games are on sale - and you can still get deals involving flights and test tickets
16 Feb 2017
Gatland to lead Lions on mission impossible to New Zealand
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Gatland to lead Lions on mission impossible to New Zealand

New Zealander prepares for the toughest task in rugby as he prepares to take charge of the British and Irish against his own countrymen
7 Sep 2016