British and Irish Lions

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

Leigh Halfpenny is a £1m target for the French clubs

Leigh Halfpenny’s Welsh future is to be thrashed out in London this week as three French clubs prepare to make him offers worth £1m. The..

July 16, 2013

Nick Cain reflects on the highs and lows of the Lions tour leading up to the pivotal Test

The last round of Wallaby jaw-jaw before the battle for the 2013 Test series came to a climax at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney yesterday saw..

July 12, 2013

Nick Cain: O’Driscoll was lucky even to be on tour

The notion held by some media pundits and fans – not all of them Irish – that Brian O’Driscoll is a rugby martyr because he was..

July 11, 2013

Nick Cain’s tour verdict: Gatland shows he has Midas touch

After the gunsmoke had cleared at the ANZ Stadium, the massed ranks of Lions fans waited to cheer on the 2013 Lions before they exited the..

July 11, 2013

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