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British & Irish Lions Team of the Week

With Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions squad confirmed, we look at the form of players he's picked and, with the inevitability of injuries, who could still make the plane to New Zealand.

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1dPA Sport

Ritchie defends Solomona selection

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie defended Eddie Jones' decision to pick New Zealand born-wing Denny Solomona despite the union lobbying to extend the residency rule to five years.

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2dPA Sport

Jones open to Lions job in future

England head coach Eddie Jones has hinted he would be interested in leading the British and Irish Lions.

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2dPA Sport

RFU steadfast in bid to reduce Six Nations schedule

The Rugby Football Union is standing by its proposal to reduce the length of the Six Nations from seven to six weeks despite facing widespread opposition to their plans.

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3dTom Hamilton

Jones shakes up established order with new England squad

Even with 16 players on Lions duty, Jones still springs selection surprises. He has turned to 15 uncapped players, and a squad with the average age of 24 as he shakes up the England order.

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3dTom Hamilton

Jones wants Solomona to trust his rugby league roots

Eddie Jones is no stranger to managing cross-code players and with Denny Solomona he wants the winger to stay true to what made him a scoring sensation in rugby league.

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4dTom Hamilton

Solomona one of 15 uncapped players called by England

Eddie Jones has called up a remarkable 15 uncapped players for England's two-Test tour of Argentina with Sam Underhill, Piers Francis and Denny Solomona all getting the nod.

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4dPA Sport

Hartley to captain England in Argentina

Dylan Hartley is set to lead England to Argentina in June after being overlooked for the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand.

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British & Irish Lions Team of the Week

Warren Gatland names his British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand on Wednesday and this weekend gave one last chance for players to show their talents in the Premiership, PRO12 and Top 14.

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8dPA Sport

O'Connor backs Youngs for Lions

New Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor said scrum-half Ben Youngs should "definitely" go on the British Lions' tour of New Zealand after his performance in the 30-3 victory over Newcastle.

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11dPA Sport

Hartley insists Lions won't define his career

Dylan Hartley thinks a Lions call-up is the ultimate honour for any British and Irish player but does not feel it will define his career if he fails to make a tour.

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14dESPN Staff

Farrell, Launchbury and Lawes up for England award

Owen Farrell, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes have been shortlisted for the Rugby Players' Association's England Player of the Year award.

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Lions team of the week

Warren Gatland will name his British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand in less than two weeks, providing plenty of incentive for players to impress over the weekend.

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15dPA Sport

Watson brace sees Bath to victory

England star Anthony Watson scored two late tries as Bath came from behind to beat Aviva Premiership play-off rivals Leicester at Twickenham.

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17dTom Hamilton

Solomona in mix for Lions spot - Robinson

Cross-code winger Denny Solomona has an "outside chance" of being named in the British & Irish Lions squad, according to Jason Robinson.

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18dESPN Staff

England No.9 Dickson swaps Saints for Bedford

Ex-England scrum-half Lee Dickson has swapped Northampton Saints for Championship side Bedford Blues where he will take on a player-coach role.

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21dESPN Staff

Lions team of the week

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarterfinals offered players another chance to showcase their talents to British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland.

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23dESPN Staff

Ashton: My missus is closer to Lions than me

Saracens' winger Chris Ashton joked his wife is closer to Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand, than he is as he looks ahead to Champions Cup quarterfinal.

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