Graham Henry

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The leading players from Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland all regard representing the Lions as the pinnacle of their careers.

Ever since the advent of professionalism, Lions tours were seen as an anachronism and as the likely first victims of the transition from amateurism. (...)

Robbie Henshaw: “It’s such a good club. I think the base we have here, and the talent, is exceptional, and it’s home-grown as well. Yeah, I want to be here for the long haul.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

This is the meaty middle of the season. After tomorrow’s daunting assignment in Sandy Park against the reigning English champions and high-flying Prem(...)

“If they don’t win, I feel their legacy should be that they had simply nothing left to give and it wasn’t quite enough. And there is no shame in that.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Like many people around the world, I watched the closing act of Usain Bolt’s career with that peculiar feeling you have when any great athlete or team(...)

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(...)

Jordie Barrett will vie with elder brother Beauden for kicking duties against the Lions on Saturday. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

When Steve Hansen walks into a press conference and takes his seat in front of the attendant media, he retains an easy calm and with it a clear contro(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

“What the Lions are doing is very much a Saracens approach, to put a brand on it, and Saracens don’t get tipped over very often.”

Not exactly the forgotten man, Robbie Deans could so easily be in and around Auckland this weekend. The sliding doors of fate connived otherwise. Inst(...)

British and Irish Lions team huddle with Warren Gatland during the training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Victory over the Crusaders would have emboldened the Lions, and the Maori scalp should convince them a Northern Hemisphere approach to rugby can overc(...)

Maro Itoje  has to feature somewhere at some stage against the All Blacks. Photograph:  Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

One of the points of differences between the Lions and New Zealand teams is how they will go about finding space and creating quick possession. Kiwi (...)

James Ryan  goes over for Ireland’s seventh try during the Test match against the US Eagles at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

USA 19 Ireland 55 Amateurs mostly, some gathered from other sports, literally swept aside by professionals. The US Eagles, stocked with collegiate p(...)

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