Sweeney's Gatland connection

Dwayne Sweeney says British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is 'really good at bringing people together'.

When Dwayne Sweeney was last on a rugby paddock with the Gatlands, Bryn was 10 years old and his dad Warren was their coach.

Woodward: I was wrong guy

Sir Clive Woodward: 'I didn't put the Lions on a pedestal, I didn't see it as a step up.'

The World Cup-winning England coach has conceded he never should have taken the job to bring the Lions to New Zealand in 2005.

Lions 'too Welsh' to beat ABs

England coach Eddie Jones expects the All Blacks to win the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions.

England coach Eddie Jones jabs Warren Gatland's coaching and selections, saying they'll struggle to beat the All Blacks.

UK farewells Lions - and 'Billy'

The youngest British and Irish Lions player, 22-year-old Mario Itoje, carries the team mascot, Billy, at the tour ...

The Lions celebrate at a gala dinner in London as they prepare to fly to NZ, soft toy mascot included.

Baabaas loving their Lions shot

Lions coach Warren Gatland wants to embrace some of the traditional aspects of life on tour in New Zealand.

The special club that is the Barbarians are set to welcome Warren Gatland's men to New Zealand in some style.

The day Gatland beat the Lions

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland once scored against them... while playing for Waikato in 1993.

Amid the sweat-soaked Waikato jerseys was a mood of pure ecstasty. Warren Gatland had scored.

Father and son reunion

Bryn Gatland has had to make one main adjustment as he gets set to face his dad's Lions team in Whangarei next Saturday.

Bryn Gatland says he won't be nervous when he runs out against a British and Irish Lions team coached by a man he knows too well.

NZ Baabaas extend squad

Bryan Gatland will face the Lions, who are coached by his father, Warren.

NZ side bolsters its playing stocks with some Super Rugby additions for the Lions tour opener.

Good injury news for Lions duo

Sean O'Brien (right) has been struggling with a calf problem.

After losing Billy Vunipola, two Irish Lions are improving from their respective injury concerns.

Kiwis 'scenting blood' of Lions

Gareth Anscombe has a warning for the Lions.

Gareth Anscombe warns Lions that Kiwis 'will be coming for them scenting blood' during their NZ tour.

Vunipola loss 'astronomical'

Billy Vunipola will miss the tour of New Zealand because of a shoulder injury.

Injured Billy Vunipola a massive loss but English lock says why Lions can cope without star No 8.

Farrell reveals ABs fears

Andy Farrell has masterminded two victories over the All Blacks as defence coach of England and Ireland.

Mastermind of two ABs losses says Lions camp is 'exceptional' but admits one 'massive part' is needed for NZ.

Lions 'strength' can beat ABs

Vern Cotter on why the Lions can beat the All Blacks.

The determination, desire and belief is there to beat the ABs, ex-Scotland coach Vern Cotter says.

John Mitchell signs with Bulls

John Mitchell is the new executive of rugby at the Bulls.

Former All Blacks coach is executive of rugby at South African Super Rugby franchise.

England and Carter v ABs?

Dan Carter is reportedly wanted by the Barbarians for the All Blacks clash at Twickenham.

Barbarians are reportedly seeking to compile a World XV when facing the All Blacks in November.

No Beale for Wallabies

Kurtley Beale playing for Wasps in a European Rugby Champions Cup match.

Kurtley Beale is out but Will Genia returning for Australia's three June tests.

Jones takes shot at Bath tactics

England's George Ford during training at Brighton College on May 16.

George Ford's drop in form is down to tactics employed by Todd Blackadder at Bath, Eddie Jones says.

Ex-All Black's frank Lions warning

Ben Franks says 'anything can happen' if the Lions win the first test against the All Blacks.

Ben Franks says the Lions can surprise NZ by toppling the All Blacks, warning his brother to expect a tough series.

Wallabies' Dean Mumm to retire

Dean Mumm is to retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

He's long been a foe of the All Blacks. Now this Wallaby veteran is about to hang up his boots.

Porirua preparing for Lions

Ngati Toa Domain at Mana in Porirua is a popular spot for freedom campers and others looking to enjoy the view.

Popular freedom camper spot will get some extra attention from city council during tour.

Whiteley to captain Springboks

The new Springboks captain plays in Super Rugby for the Lions.

Flanker to lead South Africa against France in June series as the 58th captain of the Boks.

Franks joins Barbarians

Ben Franks played 47 tests for the All Blacks between 2008 and 2015.

Ben Franks brings former All Blacks contingent in Barbarians squad to four.

Kiwi's Manchester gesture

Denny Solomona is hoping to make his England debut during the upcoming tour of Argentina.

NZ-born rugby player offers home as safe place for Manchester attack victims.

Gatland: Vunipola 'big loss'

Warren Gatland has called James Haskell into the Lions squad for the injured Billy Vunipola.

Lions coach Warren Gatland expecting to lose up to 10 players during brutal tour of NZ.

Reason: Rugby needs its head examined

Stephen Donald was of three players forced off the field due to concussion in the game between the Chiefs and Crusaders ...

OPINION: How long before rugby becomes a sport again and not some lunatic version of the Hunger Games?

Lions take down a drone

Leigh Halfpenny's kick crashes into the drone.

British Lions stars put their kicking skills to the test - and smack some flashy tech in the process.

Lions' fans may skip south

Christchurch hosted a test match in 2005 when Welsh Lions Fan Simon Mathias tested his ball skills in Cathedral Square.

South Island centres are unlikely to cash in on the Lions tour, with only a few hundred campervans to cross Cook Strait.

Warburton 'fully fit' for NZ video

Lions captain Sam Warburton says New Zealand is the ultimnate place to tour with the composite British and Irish team.

The Lions captain is ready to "crack on" with prep for the NZ tour after being cleared of a knee injury.

Hogg: Lions mix 'really easy'

Hogg, as youngest member of the 2013 Lions squad, had to carry Billy with him everywhere in Australia.

Scottish Six Nations star confident the Lions will gel with ease for their tour of NZ.

Cape Town to host All Blacks

The All Blacks will face the Springboks in Cape Town - either at Newlands or Cape Town Stadium - for the first time ...

Springboks to host All Blacks in Cape Town for the first time since 2008 but at what venue?

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