England’s Luther Burrell  avoids the tackle of Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny to score his side’s second try during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

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 Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll hold the Tom Richards Cup aloft after the Lions won the final test match against Australia in Sydney to secure the first series victory in 16 years. Photograph: Getty

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Owen Farrell applauds  after the Barbarians hooker, Schalk Brits, was shown a yellow card in Hong Kong. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

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Brian O’Driscoll bursts through against Western Australia in 2001. Photograph: Nick Wilson /Allsport

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Jamie Heaslip, Jonathan Sexton and Cian Healy at the British & Irish Lions media day  in  London. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip makes a break against Biarritz during the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final at the RDS on Saturday. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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