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Scotland undone by brilliant Fiji in Suva

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:56:31 GMT

Scotland are outgunned by an inspired Fiji as Gregor Townsend's men end their summer tour with defeat in Suva.



'Intensity, discipline and accuracy non-negotiable' - Lions Test preview

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:25:05 GMT

Team news, analysis, comment, stats and social media for the British and Irish Lions' first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.



Jeremy Guscott column: Do the Lions have the magic formula to beat All Blacks?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:29:21 GMT

The British and Irish Lions, armed with a clinical attacking edge, are good enough to beat the All Blacks, says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.



Highlights: Samoa 17-19 Wales

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:59:54 GMT

Watch BBC Scrum V's highlights as Wales end their summer tour with a 19-17 win in Samoa.



Itoje in, Jones out - your Lions XV

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:23:27 GMT

Leigh Halfpenny or Liam Williams? Alun Wyn Jones or Maro Itoje? Owen Farrell or Johnny Sexton? BBC Sport users have had their say.



British and Irish Lions 2017: Defeat would be pretty bad - NZ's Kieran Read

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:10:17 GMT

New Zealand cannot afford defeat against the British and Irish Lions in Saturday's first Test, says captain Kieran Read.



Ten Wales players ill before win over Samoa

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:13:00 GMT

Wales coach Robin McBryde says his players overcame a sickness bug in beating Samoa 19-17 in Apia.



British and Irish Lions 2017: My son leading the Lions is 'mind boggling'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:26:12 GMT

Peter O'Mahony's proud father John says it "beggars belief" that his son will captain the Lions in Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.



British and Irish Lions 2017: All Blacks supporters welcome Lions fans into their homes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:53:18 GMT

With many Lions fans struggling for accommodation, some people in Auckland have opened up their homes before the first Test.



Wales battle to narrow win over Samoa - highlights & report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:28:31 GMT

Steff Evans scores two tries as Wales battle to a narrow hard fought win over Samoa in difficult conditions in Apia and despite a sickness bug sweeping the camp.



British and Irish Lions: Rob Howley 'disappointed' after tour manager accosted

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:24:07 GMT

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Rob Howley says it is "disappointing" after tour manager John Spencer said he was accosted.



'Intense, emotional, confrontational, mature, leads by example'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:41:12 GMT

How Peter O'Mahony has gone from Ireland replacement to captaining the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand on Saturday.



O'Mahony has 'sense of perspective' - O'Connell

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:29:17 GMT

Lions Test captain Peter O'Mahony will have a 'sense of perspective' after two tough seasons, says Paul O'Connell.



British and Irish Lions: All Black Sam Cane plays down Richie McCaw link

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:43:30 GMT

Flanker Sam Cane says he is eager to "carve his own path" in the iconic New Zealand number seven shirt that was worn by Richie McCaw.



Treadwell and Tracy to make first Ireland starts

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:59:05 GMT

Lock Kieran Treadwell and hooker James Tracy will make their first starts for Ireland in Saturday's second Test against Japan.



Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:44:24 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC includes tennis from Queen's Club, horse racing at Royal Ascot and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.



New Zealand’s Rotorua Boys High School predict an All Black whitewash of the Lions

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:45:29 GMT

Meet New Zealand's Rotorua High School pupils - who predict an All Blacks whitewash of the British & Irish Lions.



British and Irish Lions: 'We didn't expect Liam to start'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:36 GMT

Liam Williams' parents and partner did not expect him to be picked to start for the Lions against New Zealand on Saturday.



British & Irish Lions: Peter O'Mahony hopes Anthony Foley would be proud

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:33 GMT

Peter O'Mahony hopes the late Anthony Foley would be proud to see him lead the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand.



Wales summer tour: Tyler Morgan has great opportunity - Roberts

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:56:46 GMT

Wales captain Jamie Roberts says new centre partner Tyler Morgan has impressed in training for Friday's Test against Samoa.



British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland expects tough selection meeting for first Test

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:41:23 GMT

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he happy with the quality of his squad before Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.



Peter O'Mahony ready to lead Lions, says Munster team-mate CJ Stander

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:48:28 GMT

CJ Stander says his Munster team-mate Peter O'Mahony is ready to captain the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand on Saturday.



Punch-ups, partying & cuddly toys - how much do you know about previous Lions tours?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:36:45 GMT

What goes on tour... becomes the stuff of legend. A crash course in the great traditions and tales of the British and Irish Lions.



'Mischief personified' and 'loyal to the end' - the making of Lions coach Gatland

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:52:22 GMT

As Lions coach Warren Gatland returns to Hamilton, BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Jones finds out how the city shaped the New Zealander's future.



Women's Sports Week: 'We're preparing to win the World Cup'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:11:06 GMT

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs on the opportunity hosting the World Cup provides to grow the game.



The Lions tour of '59 - no coach, 33 games, 30-plus flights

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:23:17 GMT

Rothmans cigarettes, no coach, and battling the All Blacks - 80-year-old Ken Scotland recalls the swashbuckling Lions of 1959.



British and Irish Lions: The tale of the forgotten New Zealand match

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:45:48 GMT

The British and Irish Lions' visit to Rotorua will evoke memories of a match from more than a century ago.



Pro12: Competition facing an uncertain future in current guise

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:27:08 GMT

It would appear that the only certainty on the future of the Pro12 is that the Pro12 faces an uncertain future.