With the way he conducted himself off the field regarding his non selection for the third Lions Test,  Brian O’Driscoll showed the qualities that have enabled him to stay at the top for so long. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On a weekend like the one just gone, you’d live a poor life if you had no interest in sport. As well as going to Killarney on Sunday, I spent most of (...)

Tommy Bowe training with the Lions’ squad yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Will Genia. Will Genia. Will Genia. It was the Irish mantra devised as a key part of the tactical masterplan for stopping the Wallabies in the World C(...)

Tommy Bowe training with the Lions at Scotch College in Melbourne, yesterday. The Ireland wing has recovered from a broken hand and will line out for the Lions in the  second Test against Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

One of the most significant advancements within the vast Lions machine has been their ever-expanding and ever-improving medical and fitness back-up. N(...)

Jamie Roberts receives treatment for an injury in Sydney this morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions will have an anxious wait pending a scan on Jamie Roberts’s apparent hamstring tear, which forced his departure from their win over the Wara(...)

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(...)

Paul O’Connell of the Lions charges upfield against the NSW Waratahs  at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Waratahs 17 Lions 47: The Lions impressively maintained their unbeaten record on this tour with a record winning margin in 21 meetings with the War(...)

Alan Quinlan being announced as a member of the Lions squad in 2009. He had been so far off the radar when players were being photographed in team gear during the season that his head had to be superimposed on Martyn Williams’s body when he was selected. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

I woke up yesterday morning with the strangest feeling. It was neither good or bad, just strange. I was feeling nervous in a way but not for an(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton at the announcement of the squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When push came to shove, there weren’t too many surprises when the 2013 Lions unveiled their squad to tour Australia in the swanky surrounds of(...)