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6dHuw Richards

The tour which accelerated the Lions' need for change

The 1983 Lions tour of New Zealand looks to modern eyes like a marathon, an 18-match expedition including four Tests but it was a tour that accelerated the need for change, writes Huw Richards.

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7dESPN 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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9dHuw Richards

Rewind to... A Welsh debut to remember

Prince Obolensky, Jeff Wilson, Willie Llewellyn. We can all think of remarkable international debuts, but none more extraordinary than the one which took place 50 years ago on Easter Saturday.

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14dESPN 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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19dPA Sport

Six Nations authorities to further review France sub

The Six Nations Untoward Incident Review Group will take over the investigation into France's controversial substitution in the closing stages of their final Six Nations match against Wales.

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24dESPN 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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24dESPN 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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24dESPN 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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25dESPN Staff

Warburton tries to ignore Lions captaincy talk

Sam Warburton is doing his utmost to dodge talk of the British & Irish Lions captaincy but he has received the backing of Brian O'Driscoll to lead the tourists to New Zealand.

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28dESPN 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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30dESPN Staff

France lock Maestri charged with misconduct

Yohann Maestri has been charged with misconduct for comments he made about referee Wayne Barnes in the aftermath of his side's 20-18 Six Nations win over Wales.

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30dESPN 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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31dESPN Staff

North 'disappointed' over alleged bite ruling

Wales wing George North has expressed his 'disappointment' at the lack of action taken over an alleged biting incident during the climax of last weekend's 20-18 defeat in France.

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32dESPN Staff

WRU's takeover of Dragons close to completion

The Welsh Rugby Union's takeover of the Newport Gwent Dragons has taken a step closer with the two parties reaching a 'heads of terms' agreement.

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33dPA Sport

Six Nations find no biting evidence

Six Nations officials have announced no clear evidence could be found that Wales wing George North was bitten by a France player during Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris.

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35dESPN 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

  • WALES4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 16 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    8
    16
  • WALES4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 65 Points Difference
    ENG1st
    16
    65