Oh yes, it’s almost that special time – the British & Irish Lions 2017. With the isles of New Zealand on the horizon, get revved up about the Lions finally facing off against the best of NZ… and then the All Blacks! Check this section for the latest articles, interviews, previews, video clips, guides and links – basically everything you need to know ahead of the tour. We can give you the lowdown on Warren Gatland and his squad, offer you our experts’ views and generally stoke the excitement ahead of a landmark period in the history of the world’s most famous invitational Test touring side.

New Zealand Maori, 2005

“They were more aggressive than us at the breakdown, they were more aggressive than us all over the pitch.” Paul O’Connell surmised after the British & Irish Lions lost to…

As well as big-name interviews, the new issue of Rugby World features an in-depth investigation into painkiller use in rugby while we also look at the Six Nations, the Lions…

Warren Gatland with his Lions assistants

THERE WERE few surprises on Wednesday afternoon as Warren Gatland revealed his core coaching trio for next year’s tour to New Zealand, with Andy Farrell and Rob Howley – defence…