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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland at Wednesday’s squad and captain announcement in London. Photograph: Inpho

The coach The single most important decision the British & Irish Lions had to make was settled back in September, when they chose Warren Gatland (...)

Rory Best has been named in the Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer. Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A total of 11 Irish players have been named in the Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand with Ireland captain Rory Best beating his Englan(...)

Lions head coach Warren Gatland  is expected to announce a team comprising about 10 or 11  Irish players. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Although the number of Irish players is not expected to rival the record 14 chosen in 2009, when admittedly three of them were forced out of the tour (...)

Who will be the Lions captain? Brian O’Driscoll, Ian McGeechan and Clive Woodward have all endorsed Sam Warburton’s credentials. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

On Wednesday the ever-changing guessing games of pundits and bar-room punters alike will finally, and some might say mercifully, come to an end when W(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley has led Eddie Jones’ team to back-to-back Six Nations titles. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Warren Gatland names his British and Irish Lions squad in the tranquil setting of Syon Park next Wednesday, a venue that is within earshot of the stad(...)

Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton will be sidelined for approximately six weeks after suffering a knee injury, Blues head coach Danny Wilson has said. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Cardiff Blues boss Danny Wilson says that a knee injury suffered by Wales flanker Sam Warburton “won’t interfere” with his British and Irish Lions hop(...)

Rory Best returns to captain Ulster on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster v Cardiff Blues, Ravenhill, Friday April 6th, 7.35pm ko Rory Best returns to captain Ulster as they take on Cardiff at Ravenhill on Friday nig(...)

Seán O’Brien’s display  for Leinster against Wasps in the Champions Cup quarter-final shows he is in rude health. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Welsh forward Sam Warburton is the betting favourite to captain the Lions in New Zealand this summer Seán O’Brien is informed. A large table separate(...)

CJ Stander: “I still get stressed before every game. It’s the unknown.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This is a big day in the life of CJ Stander. His parents, Jannie and Amanda, arrived in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day. It’s his father’s first visit to I(...)

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones applauds supporters after the game at the Principality Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales’ win over Ireland might have been too little too late for their Six Nations Championship hopes, but beating their Celtic rivals gives them (...)

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