Ireland’s Claire Molloy says North America would provide ‘a point of difference in terms of uniqueness’ for a Lions tour. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The concept of a women’s Lions rugby team represents a natural progression in the evolution of the sport among the four Home Unions and the attraction(...)

England’s Kelly Smith is tackled by Katie Fitzhenry of Ireland during the Women’s Six Nations match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Women 33 Ireland Women 11 Sometimes there’s no shame in defeat. Even if every pass had stuck and Ireland reduced their error count by three q(...)