Lions Tour

Warren Gatland has declared he is “done” with coaching the Lions after a tour to New Zealand this summer which he said he hated.

Coaching duo get backing of Lions legends

British & Irish Lions legend JJ Williams has come out in defence of Warren Gatland and Rob Howley in the wake of Sean O’Brien’s scathing attack of their coaching on the summer tour to New Zealand.

Sean O’Brien: Warren Gatland and Rob Howley cost Lions series win

It’s almost three months since the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand had to settle for a stalemate but Sean O’Brien still can’t shake the conviction that inadequacies on the part of the coaching ticket cost them a shot at victory.

Sam Warburton happy to surpass Lions expectations but admits All Blacks are best in the world

Sam Warburton reflected on a successful British and Irish Lions tour upon the squad's return home, but still acclaimed New Zealand as the world's finest team.

Lions have atoned for disastrous 2005 tour, says Adam Jones

"The painful memory of 2005 has now been banished. Everything about that tour 12 years ago was a shambles."

John Spencer hails Warren Gatland as 'best coach in the world'

Warren Gatland has been hailed as the world's best head coach by British and Irish Lions tour manager John Spencer.

Lions fly-half Owen Farrell reflects on 'weird' end to Test series

Owen Farrell was left to reflect on the "weird" feeling of a drawn Test series after his late penalty denied world champions New Zealand victory at Eden Park.

Warren Gatland praises Sam Warburton's role in getting penalty decision overturned

Warren Gatland hailed Sam Warburton's diplomacy skills as crucial to the British and Irish Lions' drawn Test series with New Zealand.

Twitter reacts to nail-biting finale between The Lions and New Zealand

The Lion's tour has finally come to an end in what was a nail-biting finale against New Zealand.

Match in 60 seconds: The Lions have drawn with New Zealand in dramatic deciding test

The Lions have drawn with New Zealand in a dramatic deciding test.

Personalised attacks on Warren Gatland a disgrace: Rob Howley

British & Irish Lions coach Rob Howley has branded the personal attacks on Warren Gatland in the New Zealand media an “absolute disgrace” and tipped his Kiwi boss to one day coach the All Blacks, writes Simon Lewis in Auckland.

Rob Howley: We've got some plays up our sleeve

Lions coach Rob Howley believes he can tell from the glint in the players' eyes that the time for words is over as kick-off time approaches to the series-deciding Test against the All Blacks.

Five talking points ahead of the third Lions Test against the All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions must win Saturday's third Test in Auckland to claim a first series victory over world champions New Zealand since 1971.

Can the Lions come out of the shadows to shock New Zealand? Here's how past deciders ended

The British and Irish Lions face a series decider for the seventh time in their history when they face New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

Johnny Sexton treasuring the nerves ahead of 'once-in-a-lifetime' game against All Blacks

Johnny Sexton will know he is ready for the British and Irish Lions' Test series decider with New Zealand when his pre-match nerves are "worse than ever".

Beauden Barrett's brother Jordie to start for All Blacks in Lions decider

Jordie Barrett will make his first New Zealand start in Saturday's Test series decider against the British and Irish Lions.

Sean O'Brien and Sam Warburton backed to lead Lions to life-changing series win

The assistant coach hailed O'Brien's availability as a huge boost for Saturday's Test.

No clear return date for Jared Payne as migraines continue

Payne faces an uncertain recovery period after being stood down due to suffering from migraines.

Robbie Henshaw to be sidelined for four months

"He's completely avulsed the muscle from the bone which requires being re-attached to the bone.”

Two days off ahead of series decider not a gamble for Lions, says fitness coach

British and Irish Lions bosses insist they have not gambled by handing their players two days off in Queenstown ahead of Saturday's Test series decider with New Zealand.

Tadhg Furlong expecting All Blacks backlash similar to the one after their loss to Ireland

Tadhg Furlong has warned the British and Irish Lions to prepare for the "most brutal" Test match of their careers in Saturday's series decider with New Zealand.

Alun Wyn Jones ready for more intense clash with All Blacks in decider

Alun Wyn Jones believes the intensity will "go up again" when the British and Irish Lions target Test series glory against world champions New Zealand.

Sean O'Brien citing thrown out as Sonny Bill Williams gets four-week ban

Sean O'Brien says he is looking forward to rejoining the British and Irish Lions squad after a citing complaint against him was dismissed.

Sean O'Brien's Lions place in doubt after citing

Sean O'Brien could miss the British and Irish Lions' Test series decider with New Zealand after receiving a citing from the tourists' Wellington victory yesterday.

Personal criticism has actually been a huge positive, says Gatland

Warren Gatland savoured a rare Test victory in New Zealand but was determined not to get too carried away as he encouraged the baiters in his home country's media to keep up their personal attacks on him.

5 things we learned from the Lions' victory over New Zealand today

The British and Irish Lions claimed a superb Test series-levelling victory over world champions New Zealand at Westpac Stadium today.

I'm a happy clown this week, says Warren Gatland

Lions coach Warren Gatland, who was mocked as a clown in the New Zealand media earlier this week, was delighted to see his team level the series.

Sam Warburton: Job only half done for Lions

Captain Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions' victory over New Zealand in Wellington will count for nothing unless they win the Test series decider next week.

The Match in 60 seconds: Here's how the Lions levelled the series with the All Blacks

Sonny Bill Williams was sent off as the British and Irish Lions claimed a thrilling Test series-levelling 24-21 victory over world champions New Zealand at Westpac Stadium.

Ian McGeechan taken to hospital in New Zealand

Ian McGeechan has been taken to hospital after falling ill at Wellington's Westpac Stadium while covering the British and Irish Lions, New Zealand Rugby has confirmed.

Conor Murray try helps Lions to win over 14-man All Blacks

The British & Irish Lions have beaten the All Blacks 24-21 at the Westpac Stadium in New Zealand today.

Johnny Sexton urging team-mates to earn place in Lions folklore

Johnny Sexton believes it would be "one of the greatest Lions performances" if they secure Test series glory against world champions New Zealand.

Sexton and Farrell backed to thrive after striking up natural understanding

Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell can play on instinct for the British and Irish Lions after five weeks "joined at the hip" in New Zealand, according to Andy Farrell.