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Nigel Owens expresses 'concerns' over Maro Itoje leading the Lions

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Former test referee Nigel Owens maintains that Alun Wyn Jones and not Maro Itoje or Owen Farrell should lead the British and Irish Lions against South Africa later this year.   Warren...

"We discussed 57 players. Not all of them were current internationals" - Robin McBryde on four hour Lions selection meeting

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions coaching staff sat down together for the first time on Monday to discuss their initial thoughts on selection for the tour.   The coaching staff was confirmed...

Warren Gatland: Alun Wyn Jones is 'one of the guys that we would be looking at in terms of captain material'

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has indicated that Alun Wyn Jones is in the conversation as a potential British and Irish Lions Tour captain.   Speaking after the confirmation of the Lions coaching staff, the...

Pau stint could do wonders for confidence driven Jantjies

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, the Lions confirmed that franchise captain and their go-to flyhalf for the past decade was off to France as a medical joker for the latter stages of the TOP14 season.   In a statement...

Elton Jantjies heads to the Top 14

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has reportedly signed a new agreement which will see him team up with French Top 14 side Pau as a medical joker.   The loan deal is largely so that Jantjies...

Warren Gatland announces coaching staff for 2021 Lions tour

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has announced his coaching staff for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.   After much uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was finally decided that...

Report: Three key coaches pull out of British and Irish Lions Tour

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions could be facing a coaching crisis with a report by The Times suggesting that three key coaches have made themselves unavailable for the tour to South Africa.   Andy...

Eddie Jones' assistants to miss out on Lions Tour - report

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is expected to confirm his coaching staff next weekend as the Lions ramp up their preparations for the tour to South Africa.   According to a report...

Eight mouth-watering head to heads in the Champions Cup quarter-finals this weekend

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Just eight teams remain in the Champions Cup as they take the field this weekend to narrow that number to just four.    We have picked out eight of the best head to heads to keep an eye on...

Jim Telfer picks his 2021 Lions Test XV

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland international and British & Irish Lions player and coach Jim Telfer has selected his best Lions XV for the upcoming 2021 tour of South Africa.   Telfer won 22 caps for Scotland...