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New Zealand captain Kieran Read holds the trophy aloft alongside Lions captain Sam Warburton after the third Test ended a tie in Auckland in 2017. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Only five times in the modern era have Test series involving the British & Irish Lions gone down to a third and final decider. Even when four-Test(...)

Brian O’Driscoll dives over the line to score a try for the of the British and Irish Lions during the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in June 2001. Photograph: David Rogers/Allsport

These have been grim times for everybody, but some people had the good fortune to cope with the various lockdowns better than others. For young parent(...)

James Ryan in action against Saracens: Ryan and  Ringrose struggled to find their notes as the curtain was coming down. The physical aspects of the La Rochelle game seemed just out of reach, both of them missing and soaking tackles that we just don’t associate with them.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A possible knock-on effect of poor performances in European club rugby this season is that some Irish players faded from Warren Gatland’s thinking for(...)

It is nearly decision time for Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Gerry Thornley The parameters are different from four years ago. Back then, in those wild, crazy, pre-pandemic days, Warren Gatland was permitted to (...)

 Wales star George North is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions’ South Africa tour after confirming he has suffered a serious knee injury. File photograph: PA

Wales star George North is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after confirming he has suffered a serious knee inju(...)

Wales’ George North eqaulled Shane Williams’ Wales record of 22 Six Nations touchdowns. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 7 Wales 48 Wales moved one win away from landing the Six Nations title and a Grand Slam after crushing Italy 48-7 in Rome. The unbeaten tourna(...)

George North celebrates as Cory Hill scores Wales’s bonus point try against England. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/EPA

Wales 40 England 24 Wales won the Triple Crown and moved two victories away from a Six Nations Grand Slam after dismissing England 40-24 at the Princ(...)

Jonathan Davies returns for Wales against England on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jonathan Davies back for Wales The spotlight will be on George North on Saturday, as he leads Wales out against England ahead of his 100th Welsh cap.(...)

James Ryan in action during the Ireland training session at the IRFU High Performance Centre in  Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The spectre of concussions has haunted this year’s Six Nations, with a sobering number of players suffering head injuries and requiring HIA’s during t(...)

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate suffered knee ligament damage in the opening Six Nations game against Ireland and could be out for the season. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales boss Wayne Pivac must make at least four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland. Wing Halla(...)

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