Two minds and a few dozen bodies will collide at Twickenham on Saturday when Warren Gatland aims to inflict a first home defeat on Eddie Jones. A fixt(...)

Coach of the Year Eddie Jones from at the World Rugby awards in Monaco. Photograph: Getty Images

The choice of Eddie Jones as World Rugby Coach of the Year was hardly the most startling news ever to emerge from Monte Carlo. Like a race leader at t(...)

RTÉ, TV3, TG4 and eir Sport (who have the capacity to broadcast on a free-to-air basis) could all be in the frame to host the return of free-to-air games after a 12 year hiatus.

The Irish terrestrial television broadcaster who will win the rights to one free-to-air game in each round of the European Champions Cup from next sea(...)

Iain Henderson missed out on a Lions Test place but enjoyed an impressive tour. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“There feels like a different buzz about the place,” says Iain Henderson. It could be in his head. A Lions tour, a marriage, a honeymoon, injury fre(...)

Jack McGrath featured in all three Lions Tests against the All Blacks. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

There is uniformity to how most players appraise a Lions tour, alighting on new friendships and strong bonds, and the latest iteration seems to have p(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

British and Irish Lions’ Leigh Halfpenny and Greig Laidlaw during the kickers session at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The British & Irish Lions’ final midweek game of their 2017 tour is shaping up to be a collector’s item. As things stand there are set to be only (...)

Johnny Sexton kicks a penalty during the British & Irish Lions captain’s run, in the Rotorua International Stadium back pitches. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With Owen Farrell not only ruled out of the Lions game against the New Zealand Maori, but also a major doubt for the first Test with a grade one tear (...)

 Maro Itoje looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“I did find it a bit of a circus when I arrived. It took me a few months to get used to it. Apache helicopters landing in the middle of a training ses(...)

Ireland international  Jared Payne was one of the surprise inclusions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Warren Gatland and his fellow Lions coaches finally sat down and went through the 41 players they’d settled upon after a final selection meeting (...)

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