British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones following the second Test match at the Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Steve Haag/PA

The British and Irish Lions and South Africa have been ridiculed by the All Blacks head coach, Ian Foster, who said the second Test sent him to sleep.(...)

Jamie Ritchie is tackled by Seán O’Brien and Conor Murray during last year’s Six Nations game at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Maybe Jim Telfer is mellowing with age – after all, he’ll be 80 on St Patrick’s Day – but when the old sage speaks about the dog in Jamie Ritchie he d(...)

Springbok scrum consultant Pieter de Villiers played 69 times for France. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Pieter de Villiers still looks in good enough nick to play Test rugby. A little bulk might be missing but he is remarkably fresh-faced for his 42 y(...)

 Graham Rowntree faces the media in Melbourne. The Lions’ forwards coach was was at pains to move on from James Horwill being cleared of stamping. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A Lions tour seems to scarcely go by without some controversy regarding disciplinary issues. Akin to previous odysseys to the Southern Hemisphere, as (...)