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#British and Irish Lions

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Anthony Eddy and Niamh Briggs to take part in Women's Lions feasibility study
# One Step Closer
# One Step Closer

Anthony Eddy and Niamh Briggs to take part in Women's Lions feasibility study

Oct 12th 2021, 10:39 AM 3,168 Views 6 Comments

The group will be chaired by former British & Irish Lion Ieuan Evans.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Lions icons call for rugby chiefs to take action before player dies 'during a game in front of TV cameras'
# Player Safety
# Player Safety

Lions icons call for rugby chiefs to take action before player dies 'during a game in front of TV cameras'

Aug 14th 2021, 3:22 PM 16,956 Views 12 Comments

In an open letter to World Rugby it is claimed the professional game ‘has become unnecessarily dangerous’.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event
# Unmute
# Unmute

Join BJ Botha, Bernard Jackman and The42 for a special Lions preview event

Jul 28th 2021, 11:39 AM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be sharing screens and talking scrums.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 24 July, 2021

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test
Live Jul 24th 2021, 4:16 PM

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test

# british-and-irish-lions - Friday 23 July, 2021

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO

Jul 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 4,890 Views 0 Comments

South African coach has also justified their decision to pick seven players who tested positive for Covid in the last month.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 17 July, 2021

As it happened: British and Irish Lions storm past the Stormers
Live Jul 17th 2021, 4:30 PM

As it happened: British and Irish Lions storm past the Stormers

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 12 July, 2021

Andy Farrell: 'I don't know what more Johnny Sexton could have done'
# Ignored
# Ignored

Andy Farrell: 'I don't know what more Johnny Sexton could have done'

Jul 12th 2021, 6:37 AM 31,847 Views 30 Comments

Ireland coach was left shocked when the Lions called up international rookie Marcus Smith ahead of Sexton over the weekend.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 10 July, 2021

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'
# Erasmus Programme
# Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'

Jul 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 44,133 Views 11 Comments

Dealing with Covid-related issues is testing the resolve of Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber this summer – yet they came through bigger tests in their year at Thomond Park.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 3 July, 2021

As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily
Live Jul 3rd 2021, 4:36 PM

As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
# Lionheart
# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,991 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey
# Jersey Boy
# Jersey Boy

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 3,450 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Kelleher has a chance to nail down the No2 shirt with Ireland after impressing on the Lions’ training camp.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'
# BTL
# BTL

'The narrative in 1995 was that it was the victory that united a nation...it did no such thing'

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 3:08 PM 17,131 Views 11 Comments

Tom English is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and he discusses the dysfunction that engulfed South African rugby shortly after winning the World Cup in 1995.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion

Jun 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 24,341 Views 11 Comments

In an exclusive interview with The42, Robbie Henshaw tells Garry Doyle how this season has been the best of his career.

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
# Audition Time
# Audition Time

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves

Jun 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,723 Views 8 Comments

Today’s game provides an opportunity for outsiders like Bundee Aki and Jack Conan to sneak into the Test reckoning.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Conor Murray: 'I'm really proud of myself to have made it to this stage'
# Conor Murray
# Conor Murray

Conor Murray: 'I'm really proud of myself to have made it to this stage'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 8,565 Views 6 Comments

Conor Murray is set to become just the 34th player in the history of the Lions to embark on a third overseas tour.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

De Allende and Snyman cleared to link up with Springboks squad after burns review
# Fire Pit Accident
# Fire Pit Accident

De Allende and Snyman cleared to link up with Springboks squad after burns review

Jun 23rd 2021, 12:07 PM 7,305 Views 10 Comments

Munster pair were injured in a fire pit accident earlier this month.

# british-and-irish-lions - Friday 28 May, 2021

Erasmus: 'A Lions match is almost like a World Cup final'
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Erasmus: 'A Lions match is almost like a World Cup final'

May 28th 2021, 2:32 PM 3,489 Views 6 Comments

The test series begins on 24 July between the world champion Springboks and the British and Irish Lions.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 24 May, 2021

Joseph calls up Japan World Cup heroes for 'huge' Lions and Ireland games
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Joseph calls up Japan World Cup heroes for 'huge' Lions and Ireland games

May 24th 2021, 8:22 AM 9,096 Views 7 Comments

Ex-Munster wing Gerhard van den Heever will be a familiar face.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

16,500 fans to be allowed for Lions opener against Japan in Murrayfield
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

16,500 fans to be allowed for Lions opener against Japan in Murrayfield

May 19th 2021, 11:20 AM 4,336 Views 3 Comments

Plans for a partial capacity crowd with social distancing agreed by Scottish government.

# british-and-irish-lions - Friday 14 May, 2021

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans
# Update
# Update

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans

Updated May 14th 2021, 3:03 PM 20,438 Views 24 Comments

All games will be staged in Gauteng or Cape Town and there is one change in opposition.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television
# On The Box
# On The Box

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television

May 12th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,118 Views 5 Comments

Channel 4 are showing the game from Murrayfield, and will have highlights from the rest of the tour.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 6 May, 2021

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion
# Heading On Tour
# Heading On Tour

'It’s due recognition for a man who has made a lot of sacrifices' - Connacht coach hails Aki's Lions inclusion

May 6th 2021, 3:29 PM 9,676 Views 19 Comments

It’s 38 years since Connacht last had a representative in the Lions squad.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

May 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 101,878 Views 199 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'I just hope that the players who have high hopes of making the team make it onto the tour'
# Anxious Wait
# Anxious Wait

'I just hope that the players who have high hopes of making the team make it onto the tour'

May 5th 2021, 9:18 AM 8,959 Views 11 Comments

Jared Payne is hopeful some of his Ulster players will follow in his footsteps and tour with the Lions.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Joe Launchbury out of Lions tour after rupturing knee ligaments
# Serious Injury
# Serious Injury

Joe Launchbury out of Lions tour after rupturing knee ligaments

Apr 27th 2021, 2:49 PM 7,285 Views 3 Comments

The Wasps captain faces surgery after being hurt in Premiership game against Bath.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
# Celtic League
# Celtic League

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'

Apr 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,575 Views 14 Comments

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton thinks the Pro14 is making too many changes.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
# Takes One To Know One
# Takes One To Know One

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa

Apr 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 8,324 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach was at the helm for the Lions’ last series against the Springboks in 2009.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 20 February, 2021

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I was like a sporting junkie, hooked on the adrenaline, the pursuit of perfection'

Feb 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,692 Views 16 Comments

Shane Byrne won 41 caps for Ireland, played four tests for the British and Irish Lions and is fondly remembered as one of the best hookers of his era. Yet his career is touched with sadness and regret.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 1 February, 2021

Australia offers to host Lions' South Africa tour
# Mane Attraction
# Mane Attraction

Australia offers to host Lions' South Africa tour

Feb 1st 2021, 12:53 PM 22,936 Views 15 Comments

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos said it was in a position to offer a ‘safe haven’.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Australia have offered to host Lions tour if agreement can be secured
# Rescue Package
# Rescue Package

Australia have offered to host Lions tour if agreement can be secured

Jan 30th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,616 Views 14 Comments

The London Times are reporting that Rugby Australia have stepped in with an offer to save the series.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 3:34 PM 44,677 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

England players could miss out on Lions selection if not released for Japan warm-up Test - Gatland
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

England players could miss out on Lions selection if not released for Japan warm-up Test - Gatland

Oct 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 6,994 Views 2 Comments

The Lions head coach has urged Premiership Rugby to remove its block on players.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour
# Mane Attraction
# Mane Attraction

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 4:28 PM 4,465 Views 1 Comment

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,899 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Rob Howley handed chance to rebuild coaching career with Canada
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Rob Howley handed chance to rebuild coaching career with Canada

Sep 23rd 2020, 10:33 AM 10,159 Views 8 Comments

It is his first role since serving a ban for betting on rugby matches.

# british-and-irish-lions - Friday 19 June, 2020

Gatland hints South Africa tour will be his Lions swansong
# Warren Gatland
# Warren Gatland

Gatland hints South Africa tour will be his Lions swansong

Jun 19th 2020, 11:57 AM 4,489 Views 3 Comments

Coach wants to continue his impressive record in South Africa and then provide ‘an opportunity for someone else to take the mantle’.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 20 April, 2020

Pichot wants to bring Lions tours to North and South America if elected
# Election Race
# Election Race

Pichot wants to bring Lions tours to North and South America if elected

Apr 20th 2020, 10:07 AM 7,225 Views 23 Comments

Agustin Pichot would push for the British and Irish Lions to tour on ‘worldwide scale’ if elected to World Rugby post.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'
# Pain
# Pain

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'

Apr 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,915 Views 15 Comments

In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Gatland: I turned down All Blacks job to honour commitment to Chiefs and Lions
# Not This Time
# Not This Time

Gatland: I turned down All Blacks job to honour commitment to Chiefs and Lions

Nov 12th 2019, 11:38 AM 13,276 Views 5 Comments

The former Wales coach says he would consider the position if it came up again in the future.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 1 July, 2019

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick

Gatland's Chiefs deal a shrewd move, says former All Blacks star Fitzpatrick

Jul 1st 2019, 3:12 PM 7,822 Views 6 Comments

The 55-year-old will take over the Super League side on a four-year deal that will allow him to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

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