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Discord & disarray - what went wrong for the Lions, 12 years on

Twelve years on from the British and Irish Lions' most recent tour to New Zealand, a BBC Radio 5 live special looks at what went wrong.

'You need six warm-up games': McGeechan defends Lions schedule

The British and Irish Lions "need all six games" in the build-up to the first Test in New Zealand, says former Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Sir Ian McGeechan picks his Test match 'animals'

Former Lions head coach Sir Ian McGeechan picks his Test match animals for the 2017 British and Irish Lions.

England beat Barbarians but suffer injury blows

Alex Lozowski and Sam Underhill could miss next month's tour to Argentina after suffering injuries in England's win over the Barbarians.

Rhys Patchell & Rhodri Jones in Wales training squad

Scarlets back Rhys Patchell and Ospreys prop Rhodri Jones are called up to Wales' training squad as cover for Phil Dollman and Samson Lee.

Exeter Chiefs: Premiership title win ends long journey to success

BBC Sport charts Exeter's path to the Premiership title, just 21 years after the club was in England's fourth tier.

Scarlets: Wayne Pivac says Wales can emulate Pro12-winning style

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac believes Wales can emulate the expansive style his region employed in winning Pro12.

Exeter beat Wasps in extra time to win first Premiership title

Gareth Steenson kicks a late penalty in extra time to seal an exhilarating Premiership final win for Exeter over Wasps at Twickenham.

Scarlets seal first Pro12 title since 2004

Scarlets win the Pro12 title for the first time since 2004 as they produce a brilliant display to beat Munster in the Dublin final.

Injured Ball out of Wales' summer tour

Scarlets lock Jake Ball will miss Wales' two Tests against Tonga and Samoa in June because of a shoulder injury.

County Championship final: Cornwall 8-19 Lancashire

Lancashire score 19 unanswered second-half points to beat Cornwall in the County Championship final at Twickenham.

Saints clinch Champions Cup spot with dramatic late win over Stade

Ahsee Tuala scores a late try as Northampton seal a place in next year's European Champions Cup with a dramatic win against Stade Francais.

Former England Sevens captain Gray on his switch to NFL

Former England Sevens captain Alex Gray's only experience of NFL was from playing computer games, but now he's off to the Atlanta Falcons.

England Women announce squad for Australia, Canada and New Zealand matches

England women announce a squad of 28 players for their three-Test tour against Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Sport on the BBC: The best of this week's action

This week's sport on the BBC includes ICC Champions Trophy cricket, Juventus v Real Madrid in the Champions League final and French Open tennis.

Pro12 final highlights: Munster 22-46 Scarlets

Watch BBC Scrum V's highlights as Scarlets beat Munster at Dublin's Aviva Stadium to win the Pro12 title.

Scarlets celebrate Pro12 final win over Munster

Scarlets club captain Ken Owens and stand-in skipper John Barclay lift the Pro12 trophy after their 46-22 final win over Munster in Dublin.

'We need to be the best team in the world'

Captain Sam Warburton says the British and Irish Lions 'need to become the best team in the world' to beat New Zealand

Dan Cole feeling the heat at Lions media session

British and Irish Lion Dan Cole feels the heat at a Lions media session held at Carton House in County Kildare on Thursday.

In Australia in 2013 captain Sam Warburton was asked 'who the Lions were'

Lions captain Sam Warburton was asked "who they were" in Australia in 2013, but he says that "will not happen" in New Zealand.

Scarlets not in Pro12 final to ‘make up the numbers’ - Scott Williams

Centre Scott Williams says Scarlets face a physical encounter against Munster in Saturday's Pro12 final at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Robbie Henshaw 'picking brains' of Brian O'Driscoll

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw says he has been 'picking the brains' of former British and Irish Lions tourist Brian O'Driscoll prior to travelling to New Zealand with Warren Gatland's 41-man squad next week.

Pro12 highlights: Leinster 15-27 Scarlets

Watch Scrum V's highlights as 14-man Scarlets produce a superb performance to beat Leinster in the Pro12 semi-final.

HSBC World Rugby Sevens: Tom Mitchell on Twickenham & jacks of all trades

Captain Tom Mitchell on leading England Sevens in the World Series at Twickenham and being a jack of all trades.

World Cup 2019: Jeremy Guscott on England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland's draws

England have a tough group, Scotland & Ireland will fight for Pool A supremacy, and Wales face ambitious Georgia - Jeremy Guscott on World Cup draw.

Maro Itoje: England, Lions & Saracens forward would be 'proud' to be role model

Saracens and England forward Maro Itoje says he will be "proud" if he can be a role model for young black rugby players.

British and Irish Lions guide - who are the 41 players?

Who are the 41 players with the British and Irish Lions for their tour of New Zealand this summer?

'Gatland got his selections right & the Lions can win' - Guscott's verdict

Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott says Warren Gatland got his selections right and the squad is good enough to beat New Zealand.

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