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Ireland prop Ross ready to retire

Ireland international prop Mike Ross has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.

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5dESPN Staff

Rassie Erasmus commits future to Munster

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has ended speculation linking him with a return to South Africa.

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6dESPN Staff

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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11dPA Sport

Zebo parks Lions talk to focus on Munster

Munster winger Simon Zebo insists Wednesday's squad announcement for the British and Irish Lions will in no way affect preparations for their Champions Cup semi-final.

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13dESPN Staff

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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16dESPN Staff

Sexton against Six Nations format change

Ireland and British & Irish Lions fly-half Jonathan Sexton has backed the current format of the Six Nations and says taking away a fallow week will rob the tournament of its star players.

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20dESPN Staff

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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Munster end Glasgow's PRO12 playoff hopes

Munster defeated Glasgow Warriors for the fourth time this season as James Cronin's early try guided them to a 10-7 win in Cork.

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22dTom Hamilton

O'Driscoll tips Donnacha Ryan as Lions bolter

Brian O'Driscoll predicts there will be few bolters in the British & Irish Lions squad this year, but hopes Donnacha Ryan will force his way into the reckoning.

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30dESPN Staff

Kiwis open doors to Lions fans seeking accomodation

British & Irish Lions fans have been given an accommodation boost ahead of this summer's tour of New Zealand with an 'Adopt a Lions' Facebook page set up to help traveling supporters.

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30dESPN Staff

Lewsey: All Blacks are there for taking

Former England international Josh Lewsey insists Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions can beat an All Blacks side that is in transition on this summer's tour to New Zealand.

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30dESPN Staff

Who will captain the British & Irish Lions?

Will it be Sam Warburton or Alun Wyn Jones? Or will Conor Murray or Rory Best captain the Lions? We round up the range of views around the Lions captaincy debate.

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34dESPN Staff

British & Irish Lions team of the week

With the Six Nations over, it was back to club rugby for Europe's finest players -- but who improved their chances of making it into Warren Gatland's squad for the Lions tour of New Zealand?

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36dPA Sport

Heaslip, Kearney ruled out for weeks

Ireland pair Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney have seen their hopes of British and Irish Lions selection placed in doubt after undergoing minor surgery that will result in significant layoffs.

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36dESPN Staff

Rowntree: This the best Lions squad for 30 years

British & Irish Lions coach Graham Rowntree expects this summer's Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand, culminating in three Tests against the All Blacks, to be the best for 30 years.

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39dLiam Grace

England's loss to Ireland most valuable lesson - Jones

England boss Eddie Jones says losing to Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday -- his first defeat since becoming manager in November 2015 -- was the most beneficial game of his Red Rose tenure.

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41dESPN Staff

What we learned about each team in Six Nations

England are Six Nations champions again, Italy have the wooden spoon again. It's all so 2016. So what did we learn from the 2017 championship? ESPN's writers cast their eye over every nation.

2017 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 16 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    14
    16
  • IRE2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 65 Points Difference
    ENG1st
    49
    65