Peter O Mahony

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Alun Wyn Jones and Rónan Kelleher arrive to the British & Irish Lions base in South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s a measure of the esteem in which Warren Gatland holds Alun Wyn Jones that not only has the 35-year-old been speedily welcomed back into the Lions(...)

Japan’s Siosaia Fifita  tackles Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/AFP via Getty Images

In the absence of Ireland’s Lions and rested trio of veterans, Peter O’Mahony was, by some distance, the most experienced player in Ireland’s 37-man s(...)

Iain Henderson will captain the British & Irish Lions for the first time when he leads out the tourists against the Sharks on Wednesday evenin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is undoubtedly a measure of Iain Henderson’s improved status as a player, leader and line-out caller four years on from the tour to New Zealand tha(...)

The Japan team in a huddle during their captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland v Japan, Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 1pm. On TV: Live on RTÉ and Channel 4 (Northern Ireland). Ireland v Japan the sequel, with the proba(...)

Lions captain Conor Murray with head coach Warren Gatland during a training session on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A previous trend in picking Lions captains has been to anoint players who have captained their country on a regular basis. Ireland’s Conor Murray buck(...)

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(...)

James Ryan has an adductor issue and will be monitored across the week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The IRFU have confirmed that James Ryan is a doubt for next Saturday’s Ireland v Japan game at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 1pm) due to an abductor iss(...)

 Conor Murray in action during the 1888 Cup match between the  Lions and Japan at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nothing is cast in stone on Lions tours but one of the more obvious conclusions to be drawn from Warren Gatland’s leftfield decision to appoint Conor (...)

Leinster’s Harry Byrne has been named in Ireland’s squad for the summer series. File photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

As expected, Irish captain Johnny Sexton has been excused from this summer’s two tests at home to Japan and the USA in a 37-man Irish squad named by A(...)

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