O’Shea takes positives from Italy’s summer

Conor O'Shea says his Italy side are moving in the right direction despite another defeat, this time against Australia, on Saturday.
Italy's summer schedule has produced three defeats as they were beaten 34-13 by Scotland in Singapore before a narrow 22-19 loss against Fiji was followed by S read more...

Gatland delivers Williams assessment

British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland believes full-back Liam Williams had a

mixed
game in the first Test against New Zealand.
The Wales utility back helped produce the try of the series so far, as his run from deep in his own 22 helped the Lions score the fi read more...

Best handed Lions armband

Rory Best has been charged once again with leading the British and Irish Lions as they get set to face the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
The Ireland hooker has been handed the captaincy for the second time on tour and will be hoping to get the Lions back to winning ways following their 30-15 defeat read more...

Faletau retains Lions belief

Taulupe Faletau says the British & Irish Lions can recover from an opening Test defeat and beat New Zealand in the series.
The All Blacks outclassed the tourists on Saturday with a clinical 30-15 victory despite a wonder try from Sean O'Brien. New Zealand can win the series with a game t read more...

First blood to the All Blacks

The All Blacks produced a fine display of physical rugby to secure a 30-15 win in the first Test against the British & Irish Lions.
It was almost a perfect start for Lions as Elliott Daly nearly touched down in the first couple of minutes only for the try to be ruled out for a failure to read more...

Barclay rues Fiji defeat

Scotland skipper John Barclay has admitted his side did not deserve to win following their 27-22 defeat at the hands of Fiji.
Having beaten Italy in Singapore and Australia in Sydney, the Scots were hoping for a clean sweep on their summer tour under new head coach Gregor Townsend. However p read more...

Timani vows to take Australia chance

Lopeti Timani is delighted to be back in action for Australia this weekend after he missed the defeat against Scotland last time out.
The No.8 has been brought in by Wallabies coach Michael Cheika for Saturday's clash with Italy in Brisbane as Australia aim to bounce back from the shock loss read more...

Evans the hero for Wales

Steff Evans scored two tries, including the late winner, as Wales concluded their summer tour with a narrow 19-17 win over Samoa.
Having successfully seen off Tonga last week in Auckland, a makeshift Welsh team, depleted by injuries and Lions' call-ups had to battle against illness, terrible read more...

Evans stars in Wales win

Steff Evans scored two tries, including the late winner, as Wales concluded their summer tour with a narrow 19-17 win over Samoa.
Having successfully seen off Tonga last week in Auckland, a makeshift Welsh team, depleted by injuries and Lions' call-ups had to battle against illness, terrible read more...

Read fit for opening Test

New Zealand skipper Kieran Read insists he is fully fit for Saturday's opening Test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park.
The number eight has been sidelined for the last two months after breaking his thumb in South Africa and he only recently returned to non-contact training. De read more...