Ian Mcgeechan

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 Liam Williams:  Lions missed a crucial chance to offload with the try line beckoning during the third and deciding Test against South Africa at Cape Town. Photogaph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Liam Williams and Tom Curry, please explain. When the Lions trekked off at half-time they led 10-6, whereas the score should have been, at least, 20-(...)

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(...)

Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly:   will undertake a fourth tour with the  Lions this summer to South Africa at the tender age of 73.  He has served Terenure, Leinster, Ireland and the Lions  with distinction. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gemma Crowley Role: Team Operations Manager The Cork native has upgraded her role as a Team Services executive on the Lions tour to New Zealand in(...)

Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

Nigel Carolan is to leave his role with Connacht in the summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nigel Carolan is to end his virtually unbroken 26-year association with Connacht by opting to step down as the backs coach of his native province at t(...)

Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

 Brian O’Driscoll is attended to by  physio Phil Pask and  Dr James Robson as he lies injured on the ground. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On June 25th, 2005 Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll was the victim of a spear tackle 41 seconds into the first Test against New Zealand in the Jade stad(...)

Captains Kieran Read and Sam Warburton after the drawn series of 2017. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The itinerary announced last week for the Lions tour to South Africa in 2021 was to many a notice of execution. Five weeks, eight matches, just two mi(...)

Japan’s players celebrate beating Scotland. Photo: William West/Getty Images

Against all expectation, the national rugby team has become big in Japan. Five days out now from what is the biggest game in the history of Blossoms r(...)

Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka   touches down to score their fourth try against Scotland. Photograph:   Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

By half-time in Yokohama you couldn’t but rethink your choice of couch attire for what was the final game in Pool A, possibly even deciding to swap yo(...)

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