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British and Irish Lions: Rugby union's commercial big cats - BBC News

The British and Irish Lions are not only one of the biggest sporting names in rugby union, they are also arguably its premier commercial brand. This weekend Warren Gatland's squad kick off their tour of New Zealand, home of the World Cup holders. It ...and more »

The Telegraph announces star-studded line-up for the Lions tour of New Zealand - Telegraph.co.uk

The Telegraph unveiled its team for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on Wednesday, with four new additions to an already stellar line-up. All Blacks World Cup winner and former British and Irish Lions coach Sir Graham Henry will be ...and more »

Patrick McKendry: British and Irish Lions performance a damp squib - New Zealand Herald

The fireworks which lit up the crisp Whangarei air high above Toll Stadium before this extraordinary match kicked off had little on the collisions against the famous visitors by the players from the second tier of the game here or the shining star ...and more »

Rugby: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians name side to take on Lions - New Zealand Herald

Matt Matich will come off the bench for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Photo / Photosport. By: Andrew Johnsen. Andrew Johnsen is the Northern Advocate sports editor. andrew.johnsen@nzme.co.nz northernadvocat. Share via email Share on Facebook ...and more »

Travel stiffness keeps Lions awake when they should have been sleeping - Irish Independent

Alun Wyn Jones of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the New Zealand 1 Alun Wyn Jones of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions. Photo by Stephen ...and more »

New Zealand beer wins over Irish fans with brilliant dig at Chicago win - Irish Independent

British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and 1 British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish ...and more »

Greig Laidlaw says Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions record speaks for itself amid criticism of tactics - Mirror.co.uk

Greig Laidlaw has insisted the individual records of the British and Irish Lions' four nations will carry precious little weight on a gruelling tour of New Zealand. Scotland scrum-half Laidlaw hailed head coach Warren Gatland's status as a series ...and more »

Rugby's Must-Watch Global Matchup - OZY

Welshman Sam Warburton is a rugby player with a physical and emotional presence far greater than his 6-foot-2, 227-pound frame. As captain, he will lead his team onto the pitch for a unique contest against the New Zealand All Blacks later this month ...and more »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Jonathan Sexton admits Owen Farrell battle is biggest of his career - The Independent

An intriguing battle is already developing within the British and Irish Lions squad in the fight for the No 10 shirt, with Jonathan Sexton admitting that he faces the biggest individual battle of his career to beat Owen Farrell to selection for the ...and more »

Lions land in Auckland and get traditional Maori welcome - Telegraph.co.uk

The British and Irish Lions have landed in New Zealand for their 10-match tour. The tourists touched down shortly after midday local time in Auckland (1am BST) and were welcomed with a haka inside the airport building. British and Irish Lions rugby ...and more »