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.

The Rugby World team take you behind the scenes of the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour in the August issue

Conor Murray

Lions glory. But a black elephant remains in the room The Lions beat the All Blacks by 24-21, levelled the series, and achieved something that few professional rugby players will…