Farrell: Defence will be key for Lions
Andy Farrell accepts that defence will be "a massive part" of the British & Irish Lions' game as they prepare to tackle world champions New Zealand.
'Not yet on the plane, not yet a Lion'
Billy Vunipola is the latest in a long line of British & Irish hopefuls to see their dream dashed in the weeks between the squad announcement and departure on tour.
Gatland: I have the upmost admiration for O'Driscoll.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland looks back to 2013 when he sent the rugby world into a tailspin after dropping Brian O'Driscoll for the third Test against Australia.
O'Driscoll tips Payne for Lions fullback spot
Brian O'Driscoll and Jason Robinson have their say on the British & Irish Lions' biggest backline selection conundrums one month out from the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.
Conflicting emotions for Lions' Haskell
James Haskell has branded himself a trainee British and Irish Lion -- but still expects a brutal challenge touring New Zealand where he joked "everyone wants to offer you out for a fight".
Injuries & hope: The '77 Lions tour
Measured purely by results the 1977 British & Irish Lions were among the most successful visitors to New Zealand, winning one test out of four and coming within minutes of sharing the series.
Lions captain Warburton fully fit for tour
British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton says he is fully fit and ready to "crack on" for the New Zealand tour.
Warburton: Really brave call by Vunipola.
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton found Billy Vunipola's decision to pull out of the tour very mature and expects him to feature in the future ones.
Gatland: Vunipola a big loss.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland comments on England No. 8 Billy Vunipola's decision to pull out of the tour due to a shoulder injury.
Gatland positive but Billy a 'big loss to the squad'
Warren Gatland has delivered a positive squad fitness bulletin as the British and Irish Lions continued New Zealand tour preparations without England powerhouse Billy Vunipola.
Vunipola was the player Lions could not afford to lose
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland was prepared to lose players to injury and suspension, but his plans have been thrown into chaos by Billy Vunipola's withdrawal.
Billy Vunipola withdraws from Lions tour
Billy Vunipola has been forced to withdraw from the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury.
British & Irish Lions Watch
The weekend's playoff action was packed with British & Irish Lions tourists. Find out how they got on.
O'Brien a late withdrawal for Leinster
Sean O'Brien has been withdrawn from the Leinster squad to face the Scarlets on Friday night.
Lions chiefs target women's tour
The British & Irish Lions have revealed long-range plans to launch a women's Test team.
All Black giants: Colin Meads & Wilson Whineray
At first sight, the Australia-New Zealand match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 19th May 1957 looks as inconsequential as international matches come.
Joseph: Lions wait was tough
England centre Jonathan Joseph says he never gave up hope of securing a place in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.
Best: Lions must score tries to beat All Blacks
Ireland captain Rory Best admits it is difficult to beat world champions New Zealand without scoring tries.
Sinckler: Adam Jones 'changed my life'
British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has hailed Wales legend and Harlequins teammate Adam Jones as his rugby saviour as the 24-year-old gears up for the tour of New Zealand.
Lions captain Warburton out of European playoff
British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out of the Cardiff Blues Champions Cup playoff semifinal with Stade Francais Paris on Friday night.
Alun Wyn Jones to return for Ospreys
Wales captain and British & Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones is set to make his return from injury in Ospreys' PRO12 semifinal at Munster this weekend.
Payne comfortable with Lions criticism
Ireland and British & Irish Lions utility back Jared Payne insists what counts is whether or not he is accepted by his teammates as the New Zealander prepares for the Lions tour of New Zealand.
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Faletau relishing battle for Lions starting place
Taulupe Faletau is relishing an inevitably ferocious battle for back-row starting places on the British & Irish Lions' New Zealand tour.
Rowntree expects Warburton to play in Lions opener
Graham Rowntree says he does not envisage any problem with British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton being available for the opening New Zealand tour game on June 3.
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