British & Irish Lions’ Maro Itoje is tackled by Mostert of South Africa at Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

South Africa 17 British & Irish Lions 22 Take a bow, Warren Gatland. In classic New Zealand mentality, the Lions head coach decreed that his team(...)

Tadhg Furlong during the British and Irish Lions squad training session at the  Stade Santander International in Jersey on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Grimshaw/PA Wire

As Lions head coach for a third successive tour, Warren Gatland knows as well as anyone the difficulties in both unifying a squad of 37 players drawn (...)

Lions squad training at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to quantify this one? Rugby’s “greatest series”, to quote Sky Sport NZ’s advertising campaign – and that hyperbole doesn’t seem excessive – has re(...)

The selection of Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs as outhalf for the New Zealand Maori looks like a signature selection. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

NZ Maori v British and Irish Lions Venue: International Stadium, Rotorua. Kick-off:Saturday, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish time). On TV: Live o(...)