British and Irish Lions

Young and Solomona top of the list outside bets for Lions

Is there any chance of Warren Gatland coming up with a genuine bolter for the 2017 Lions? Probably not. All four Home Unions are strong..

March 2, 2017

Brendan Gallagher on the famous Lions bolters

As far as I can determine the term “bolter” was originally an Australian equine expression used to describe a horse that unexpectedly..

March 2, 2017

Brendan Gallagher remembers the 1977 Lions tour

History has not been kind to the 1977 Lions and, coming after the triumphs of 1971 and 1974, they were, perhaps, on a hiding to nothing but..

February 24, 2017

Nick Cain: O’Driscoll is on the case to find any Kiwi flaws

When it comes to the lengths New Zealand will go to turn over the Lions there are none with better first-hand knowledge than Brian..

February 23, 2017

Farrell can lead Lions like Johnno says Telfer

Owen Farrell has emerged as a candidate to captain the Lions this summer according to one of the game’s most revered figures. Jim Telfer,..

February 21, 2017

Let George prove he’s a starting Lion says Chuter

Jamie George is this summer’s first choice British Lions hooker-in-waiting and must be given the chance to prove it by starting for..

February 15, 2017

Top drawer Elliot Daly worth Lions call

Elliot Daly’s versatility must see the Wasps midfielder rocket into Lions contention for this summer’s tour of New Zealand, says..

February 2, 2017

Battle for England job will boost Lions dream – Care

Danny Care has vowed to fight tooth and claw to see off his No.9 rivals and give himself the best shot at touring with the Lions this..

January 27, 2017

Brendan Gallagher: Payback as Lions bare their teeth in New Zealand

Only those of a certain age can fully appreciate the excitement, and sheer disbelief, as news filtered back in the summer of 1971 of the..

January 20, 2017

Captain? First Alun-Wyn must earn his place!

One of the oldest truisms in the game – and especially where Lions selection is concerned – is that the captain must be one of the..

January 18, 2017