Morne Steyn, seen here  in action for  the Bulls, has been named in the South Africa squad for the Lions series. Photograph: Sydney Sehibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa’s desire to have an outhalf who can settle the nerves and eke out a win in tight situations led to a recall for Morne Steyn for the Briti(...)

 Wales’ Cory Hill  wins the ball from England’s lock Maro Itoje  in the lineout during the Six Nations clash  at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Eddie Jones believes Maro Itoje can be too heavily scrutinised by referees following his role in Saturday’s ill-disciplined defeat by Wales but Englan(...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

 Lions’ Conor Murray in action scoring a try on Saturday. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

New Zealand 21 British & Irish Lions 24 An epic occasion has an epic match. It was flawed, fierce, dramatic, improbable, unrelenting, unpredictab(...)

Lions outhalf Owen Farrell gets in some kicking practice at Eden Park  Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 8.35am Irish. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The first Test in this series assured(...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett: has the capacity to cause the Lions serious problems at Eden Park.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland. Kick off: 8.35am. TV: Sky Sports 1, 7.30am (follow on our liveblog from 7.45am). (...)

 Peter O’Mahony will make his first start of the Lions tour when he faces the Crusaders on Saturday.   Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Crusaders v British & Irish Lions, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish time),  Live on Sky Sports 1 and our (...)

 Bryn Gatland  will face his father’s side when he lines out for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarian against the Lions. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians v British & Irish Lions Toll Stadium, Whangarei Saturday, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish time) On TV: Live (...)

Soldier Field American football stadium in Chicago, a possible location for the proposed warm-up game. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions are considering a warm-up match in the United States en route to touring New Zealand in 2017. John Feehan, the Lions’ chi(...)