British and Irish Lions

Dream Team: Lee Byrne – former Lions, Wales, Dragons, Clermont and Ospreys full-back

1. Gethin Jenkins – The Welsh Lion has an almighty engine around the park and is simply impossible to move at the breakdown. 2. Shalk..

October 5, 2015

Lions announce 2017 tour schedule

The British and Irish Lions have announced the details of their 2017 tour of New Zealand with seven provincial games and three Tests..

July 10, 2015

Nick Cain gets out his crystal ball and the form book to pick his 2017 Lions

Two years from now the Lions will be in the midst of a three Test series against a New Zealand side that has usually proved to be their..

July 3, 2015

Nick Cain’s column: Time for Lions to show claws over intinerary

The 2017 Lions itinerary, which was due to be announced in May but is now expected later this summer according to the New Zealand RFU, has..

July 3, 2015

Jeff Probyn: Merv…the O’Driscoll axe lacked respect

I had to laugh when I read the comments posted by ‘Merv’ following my article about Brian O’ Driscoll being left out of the Lions..

August 9, 2013

Jeff Probyn: O’Driscoll deserved to end his career with dignity

Okay, okay I admit it, I said that I thought the Aussies would win that third Test and the series and I was wrong. Before the tour started..

July 19, 2013

Nick Cain: Gatland defies the abuse to hit jackpot

What the 2013 Lions tour revealed is that for all the power inherent in the concept of the four Home Unions united, unity within the..

July 18, 2013

Nick Cain says Lions’ selection errors would have proved costly in New Zealand

Sam Warburton says that he has no truck with the defeatist claptrap which says that the Lions cannot win in New Zealand four years from..

July 18, 2013

Jeremy Guscott: Lions success was even greater than ‘97

Big congratulations to everyone concerned with the Lions for a scintilating series and a well-deserved triumph. It should not be..

July 17, 2013

Nick Cain’s tour overview: Do not underestimate this wonderful triumph

The 2013 Lions roared in Sydney, mauling the Wallabies by a record score, but there are some embittered souls for whom the Lions stand in..

July 17, 2013