Liam Coltman

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Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks warms up during a New Zealand training session at the Jissoji Tamokuteki Ground in Beppu, Oita. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Beauden, Jordie and Scott Barrett will become the first trio of brothers to appear for the All Blacks in a World Cup match after they were named to s(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

The Highlanders’ Waisake Naholo  celebrates scoring his side’s first try against the Lions.  Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

Highlanders 23 British & Irish Lions 22 Another one that got away, and the taste of this defeat will feel especially bitter as the Lions had the (...)

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton who on Tuesday will play only his second game since early April. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The previously much-derided and pilloried Lions tourists of 2017 travelled south to Dunedin on Sunday for Tuesday’s latest rendezvous with an in-form (...)

 Lions captain Sam Warburton will lead the side against the Highlanders on Tuesday on his return from an ankle injury. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Fears over the fitness and wellbeing of Lions captain Sam Warburton have been allayed by his recall to lead the tourists in their next game against th(...)

Conor O’Shea, head coach of Italian rugby team during a training session in Rome. Photograph: Silvia Lore/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last Saturday, Conor O’Shea was bombarded with text messages: “He(...)