Dan Lydiate (right) who will captain the Lions against Melbourne Rebels alongside outhalf Owen Farrell during the British and Irish Lions captain’s run at AMMI Park today.  Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Dan Lydiate beamed with pride after being named British and Irish Lions captain for tomorrow’s final midweek match against the Melbourne Rebels. The W(...)

Australia coach Robbie Deans today refused to provide the British and Irish Lions with any ammunition ahead of Saturday’s series opener by distancing (...)

Lions captain Sam Warburton pleased with convincing win over  NSW Waratahs in Sydney, Australia. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Sam Warburton believes today’s 47-17 victory over a tough Waratahs team provided the perfect preparation for the British and Irish Lions’ first Test m(...)

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony speaks to media in Toronto.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland team doctor Jim McShane has his work cut out this week as a stomach bug has spread throughout the squad in Toronto.While not quite on the epid(...)

 Paul O’Connell of the Lions leaves the field to receive attention to a cut eye during the win over   the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium.  Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions will arrive in Australia tomorrow with no new injury problems after emerging largely unscathed from their Hong Kong Stadi(...)

Ulster’s Rory Best likely to benefit from Dylan Hartley ban.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s Rory Best has been called up to the British & Irish Lions squad after England hooker Dylan Hartley was banned for 11 matches this mor(...)

Quade Cooper of the Queensland Reds in action against the Highlanders in Dunedin last month. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Australia outhalf Quade Cooper has no problem with coach Robbie Deans and his omission from a Wallabies planning camp for the British and Irish(...)