British & Irish Lions

Ieuan Evans appointed new chairman of British & Irish Lions

Former Wales captain and wing Ieuan Evans has been appointed the chairman of the British and Irish Lions board.
29 July 2022

Phil Bennett Tribute: 'You think these legends are going to carry on forever and be immortal'

Former teammate of 'Benny', Clive Griffiths, speaks to Talking Rugby Union about playing with his idol at Llanelli and the influence one of the greats of the game had on his career.
14 June 2022

Billy Twelvetrees Exclusive: Gloucester’s playoff hopes in their “own hands” heading into Premiership finale

Gloucester’s centre spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about the Cherry and Whites' progression and hopes of a top four finish, his testimonial and his first steps into the professional game.
1 June 2022

Former Ireland and British and Irish Lions forward Sean O'Brien to retire at end of season

Former Ireland and British and Irish Lions forward Sean O'Brien has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing season.
8 April 2022

“He made you feel ten feet tall": Tom Smith was a quiet, humble legend and the ultimate team player

Smith was never the biggest player, but what he lacked in size he made up for in 'skill, footwork and bloody single-mindedness', writes TRU's Scottish correspondent Gary Heatly.
8 April 2022

Waratahs secure signing of Wales and British and Irish Lions international Jamie Roberts

Waratahs have announced the signing of Wales and British and Irish Lions international Jamie Roberts for the 2022 season of the Super Rugby Pacific.
25 January 2022

Wales and British & Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard announces retirement

Wales and British & Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
21 January 2022

Tom Curry – England’s learning leader

With just less than a week until England take on Tonga in their opening game of the Autumn Nations Series, Tom Curry spoke about what he has learnt from his time with the British and Irish Lions and his role within this England squad.
30 October 2021

British & Irish Lions form committee to explore feasibility of women's team

The British and Irish Lions have announced the formation of a 13-member committee to explore the feasibility of a Women's team.
12 October 2021

Iain Henderson slams Warren Gatland for selection tactics during Lions' tour of South Africa

Ireland international Iain Henderson has questioned the selection policy employed by Warren Gatland during the British and Irish Lions' recent tour of South Africa.
23 September 2021

A women’s Lions tour is ‘just another opportunity to grow the game’

Harlequins' Rachael Burford and Worcester's Stef Evans continually strive to break down barriers within the sport and the prospect of a women's Lions tour excites the Allianz Premier 15s duo.
10 September 2021

Duane Vermeulen excited to return for Springboks duty after missing out on series win against Lions

South Africa international Duane Vermeulen is excited about his return to national duty for the remainder of the Rugby Championship tournament that will be played in Queensland.
2 September 2021

Massive disappointment to miss Lions selection - Johnny Sexton

Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton admitted that he was massively disappointed on missing out on the selection for the recently concluded British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
1 September 2021

'It's not a game that anybody wants to watch' - Steve Hansen on series between South Africa and Lions

Former New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen slammed the style of rugby in the recently concluded series British and Irish Lions and South Africa.
29 August 2021

South Africa could be stripped of series win against Lions as Rassie Erasmus faces disciplinary hearing - Reports

South Africa could be stripped of their series win against the British and Irish Lions according to reports.
15 August 2021

Peter Winterbottom: Style of play during Lions tour was underwhelming - just look at New Zealand v Australia

The attritional rugby on display throughout the Test series against South Africa rarely got the pulses racing.
11 August 2021

Australia tour in 2025 could ‘breathe new life’ into the Lions

After defeat against South Africa, how will the British and Irish Lions look in Australia in 2025? TRU's Joe Harvey has analysed a couple of key questions.
10 August 2021

Lions series against South Africa has been a poor advertisement for the game - Former referee Alain Rolland

Alain Rolland has slammed the series describing it as a 'poor advertisement for the game'.
9 August 2021

Dan Biggar admits end of his Lions career

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has admitted that he might have played his last tour for the British and Irish Lions.
9 August 2021

Kicking the winning points against Lions was 'special' - Morne Steyn

South Africa fly-half Morne Steyn described the winning kick that guided the Springboks to a 2-1 series victory over British and Irish Lions 'was special'.
9 August 2021