British & Irish Lions

Canterbury launches the British & Irish Lions official kit collection

Specialist rugby brand Canterbury has today revealed the full collection of kit for the British & Irish Lions which the team will take with them on the tour to South Africa.
11 May 2021

South Africa to face Georgia ahead of series against British and Irish Lions

World Champions South Africa will be taking on Georgia in a two-match Test series in July ahead of their series against the British and Irish Lions.
11 May 2021

The ‘siege mentality’ and support from afar that will guide the Lions

There were plenty of surprises in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions 37-man squad, but selecting Alun Wyn Jones as his captain was far less of a revelation and one which could galvanise the tourists in South Africa.
8 May 2021

"Durability” was a prime factor in leaving Johnny Sexton out - Warren Gatland

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has stated that Johnny Sexton’s “durability” was a key factor in leaving him out of the 37-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
7 May 2021

Red letter day: How determined Chris Harris turned things around to roar like a Lion

The centre's inclusion in the British and Irish Lions squad is just reward for his improvements in a Scotland jersey.
7 May 2021

British & Irish Lions Squad Announcement Reaction: TRU have their say

Now the dust is slowly starting to settle on the 37-man squad which Warren Gatland has selected for the British and Irish Lions tour, Joe Harvey and Chris Heal dissected the key decisions on Instagram Live.
7 May 2021

Bold selection from Gatland highlights bruising challenge which awaits British and Irish Lions

Memories of a brutal series in 2009 against South Africa is an underlying theme in the 37-man squad named by Warren Gatland on Thursday + Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones on why he won't be the only leader against the world champions.
6 May 2021

Warren Gatland names 37-man squad for British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has unveiled a 37-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, with Exeter's Sam Simmonds included whilst big names such as Johnny Sexton and Billy Vunipola miss out.
6 May 2021

Alun Wyn Jones set to captain British and Irish Lions for South Africa tour

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones is among the top contenders to lead the British and Irish Lions for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
6 May 2021

TRU Talks: British and Irish Lions Squad Announcement Special

To discuss the British and Irish Lions squad announcement which takes place on Thursday, TRU were joined by the Daily Mail's Will Kelleher to discuss the captaincy and who might be the 'bolters' heading to South Africa,
5 May 2021

James Haskell Exclusive: Lions tour won't be the special occasion that everybody loves it to be

The British and Irish Lions is often seen as the pinnacle of the game, but given the challenges which Covid-19 has thrown up, James Haskell feels the upcoming tour to South Africa won't carry the same sparkle.
5 May 2021

Picking Lions - Gary Heatly’s British and Irish Lions Squad

Warren Gatland names his squad on Thursday to take on the Springboks, but first, Gary Heatly rounds off TRU's selections.
5 May 2021

Picking Lions – Chris Heal’s British and Irish Lions Squad

With Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad being announced on Thursday, it is Chris Heal's turn to pick his 36-man party to take to South Africa.
4 May 2021

Picking Lions – Joe Harvey’s British and Irish Lions Squad

With the squad for the British and Irish Lions announced on Thursday, TRU’s Joe Harvey has put together his 36-man squad for the Tour to South Africa.
3 May 2021

Ben Youngs rules himself out of British and Irish Lions selection

England scrum-half Ben Youngs has made himself unavailable for selection for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa due to family reasons.
2 May 2021

Premiership players to be released for Lions warm-up game against Japan

The British and Irish Lions warm-up match against Japan clashes with the Premiership final, but now players will be released at the conclusion of their domestic commitments and for any training camp ahead of that fixture.
27 April 2021

Sam Warburton: ‘You have to have some common sense and let players go’

Sam Warburton has called for common sense to prevail as Premiership Rugby threaten not to release all of its players until after the British and Irish Lions' warm-up fixture against Japan on June 26th.
23 April 2021

Japan to play warm-up game ahead of clash against British and Irish Lions

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph insisted that they will be having a warm-up game domestically before heading to Murrayfield Stadium to take on British and Irish Lions on 26th June.
22 April 2021

Joe Harvey Column: Lions coaches give us an insight into selection

Following the British and Irish Lions coaching announcement on Tuesday morning, TRU’s Joe Harvey has written his thoughts as to how he thinks Warren Gatland’s Lions will shape-up for the tour to South Africa.
18 April 2021

Calendar clashes, taking a back seat and being second or third choice - A Lions Tour like no other

Following the announcement of the British and Irish Lions’ coaching announcement for the upcoming tour to South Africa, Warren Gatland, Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy and Robin McBryde discussed this summer's trip to face the Springboks.
17 April 2021