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#British and Irish Lions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Gatland earmarks AWJ and Farrell as potential Lions captains

The departing Wales boss was confirmed as head coach for the 2021 tour today.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'That’s an ambassador job. I’m a coach' - Jones dismisses any links to Lions role

‘The last thing I want to do is spend eight weeks in a blazer,’ said the England head coach of the 2021 Lions tour.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 17 December, 2018

Ireland captain Best backs Schmidt to lead the Lions in 2021

The Kiwi has been tipped to take charge of the Lions for the tour of South Africa.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 8 November, 2018

England clash bigger than Lions series, says All Blacks coach

Steve Hansen has picked his strongest-available team for the clash.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 28 May, 2018

Connacht sign 21-year-old Fijian who played against the Lions last year

Sevu Reece played for the Provincial Barbarians in their defeat to the Lions last summer.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 20 November, 2017

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 14 August, 2017

Barrett hails Lions wake-up call for All Blacks and brushes off kicking concerns

New Zealand drew with the British and Irish Lions, a result that Beauden Barrett believes was “just what we needed”.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 8 July, 2017

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, third Test

The series was on the line in Auckland. We followed all the action from Eden Park.

# british-and-irish-lions - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'I'm all for having a few beers, but there's no need to promote it to the world'

Brian O’Driscoll says the Lions could have played it ‘a small bit smarter’ this week.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 3 July, 2017

'These are the ones you remember' - Aaron Smith is well up for this weekend's Lions decider

The fired-up All Blacks star “could play today”.

There'll be a 'bit of edge' in Lions decider, admits Brodie Retallick

We’re all set up for a hard-fought decider in Eden Park on Saturday.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 1 July, 2017

As it happened: New Zealand v The Lions, second Test

The series was on the line as Warren Gatland’s side did battle with the world champions in Wellington.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Courtney Lawes confident and ready after staking strong Test claim in Wellington

The English lock did his chances of facing the All Blacks no harm today against the Hurricanes.

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced the defending Super Rugby champions in Wellington.

# british-and-irish-lions - Monday 26 June, 2017

All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

“I just thought: ‘Blooming heck, these are big units, I’d best not do anything too bad in the house’.”

# british-and-irish-lions - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'I would have Iain Henderson ahead of Maro Itoje:' Willie John McBride

The Lions legend was disappointed with the Lions scrum after the first Test against the All Blacks.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I looked up, I saw a bit of space and I just stuck my head down'

Liam Williams’ moment of magic will live long in the memory, despite this morning’s Lions defeat.

As it happened: All Blacks v The Lions, First Test

After four years of talk, it was action time.

# british-and-irish-lions - Friday 23 June, 2017

'It's what every parent would wish for their son': Peter O'Mahony's father

Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks tomorrow .

Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey

From one Irish Lions captain to another.

'There's always a minority' - Rob Howley disappointed by Spencer incident with fan on Lions tour

Tour manager John Spencer was confronted at a restaurant.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Greats of world and Irish sport congratulate O'Mahony on Lions captaincy

It’s a day the Munster man won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 17 June, 2017

As it happened: Maori All Blacks v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced their stiffest test in the form of an exciting Maori outfit. We followed all the action from Rotorua.

# british-and-irish-lions - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

As It Happened: Highlanders v The Lions

We had all the action from Dunedin.

# british-and-irish-lions - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions back on track, Irish players standing out and the battle for No. 10 Lions 2017 This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: The Lions back on track, Irish players standing out and the battle for No. 10

Murray Kinsella joins Ryan Bailey live from Christchurch to look back at this morning’s victory.

Another step in the right direction - Farrell positive after Lions win

He kicked all of the British and Irish Lions’ 12 points in their win over the Crusaders and Owen Farrell sees improvement in the tourists.

'A lot of people had written us off, there had been a lot of criticism'

After an unconvincing start to the tour, Warren Gatland was pleased to see the British and Irish Lions improve in defeating the Crusaders.

As it happened: Crusaders v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s men were in desperate need of a big result in Christchurch.

# british-and-irish-lions - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

It may look like fun and games, but Kangaroo Courts play a serious role on Lions tours

The importance of team-bonding should not be overlooked says sports psychologist Dr. Ciara Losty.

As it happened: Auckland Blues v The Lions

We followed the second game of the 2017 tour as Warren Gatland’s side faced Super Rugby opposition.

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