Rob Howley

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Sean O’Brien in action during the second Test win for the Lions over New Zealand in Wellington. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien certainly grabbed and hogged the headlines last week. It was no surprise that his surprisingly and unusually frank critique of the Lions (...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

Sonny Bill Williams of the Blues offloads the ball to Ihaia West to set up the match winning try at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

When Ian McGeechan coached the Lions in New Zealand in 1993 his policy with the media was simple: say nothing in a polite way. He knew, even at a time(...)

Lions assistant and backs coach Rob Howley with head coach Warren Gatland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Rob Howley has revealed that the Lions coaching staff have tried to ready their players for the rapid fire, high-paced rugby they are bound to encount(...)

It’s never been like this. Never this hard, never this pressured, never this frantic. The Lions fly from Heathrow on Monday morning and just five days(...)

General view of the warm up before training. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mood at the British and Irish Lions stately training base in Maynooth, County Kildare was neatly reflected by the two dozen swans on the lake besi(...)

Tommy Seymour, Maro Itoje and Tadhg Furlong. Itoje and Furlong are the sort of men who can help the modern Lions reach new heights.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

History shows us that a Lions tour wastes no time taking an irreparable turn for the worst. This unique squad can only perform if the sum of its parts(...)

Rhys Webb and Conor Murray in action for Wales and Ireland during the Six Nations. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

An intriguing subplot to the Munster-Ospreys Pro12 semi-final at Thomond Park on Saturday week is the duel at scrumhalf. Conor Murray and Rhys Webb ha(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray: “I’m not a good spectator, especially when you know you can add value or you could be out there helping your team.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are bad times to get injured and then there are particularly bad times. Being such a normally resolute player who is virtually an automatic firs(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach at the squad and captain announcement in London. Photograph: Inpho

In Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar, aside from all their kicking, passing, running and tackling qualities, the Lions coaches have picked th(...)

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