James Ryan is fit to start against Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Andy Farrell has intimated that he was sounded out about James Ryan availability as a replacement for the stricken Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones last w(...)

Joey Carbery will make his first Irish appearance since 2019 this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is a measure of the respect which Japan now command that Andy Farrell has picked his strongest available side for Saturday’s rematch with their Wor(...)

Conor Murray during Lions squad training in Jersey: “It was a tough lesson out there in the World Cup. They’re a quality side and they’re really, really fit.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mere sight of the Japanese team at Murrayfield tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) for the British & Irish Lions pre-tour warm-up game is entitled to send(...)