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British and Irish Lions: Rugby union team
The British & Irish Lions is a rugby union team selected from players eligible for any of the Home Nations – the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The Lions are a Test side and generally select international players, but they can pick uncapped players available to any one of the four unions. The team currently tours every four years, with these rotating among Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The most recent series, the 2017 series against New Zealand, was drawn 1-1.


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England and British and Irish Lions back Elliot Daly agrees a new three-year contract with Saracens.
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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says if a global rugby union calendar cannot be agreed now, it never will be.
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England and British & Irish Lions rugby union centre Ben Te'o returns to rugby league with Brisbane Broncos.
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Murrayfield is the front-runner to stage a 'home' British and Irish Lions Test against Japan before next year's tour of South Africa.
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South Africa examine possible delay of 2021 Lions tour

South Africa Rugby says it will "explore various scenarios" but has no changes planned to the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour.
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Rhys Webb: Bath sign Wales scrum-half on short-term deal prior to Ospreys move

Premiership side Bath sign Wales and British & Irish Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb on a deal until the end of the season.
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Former British and Irish Lions forward Tom Smith, 48, reveals he has had a "daunting" stage four cancer diagnosis.
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Gatland rules out future England job after being confirmed as Lions coach

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Warren Gatland rules out succeeding Eddie Jones as England coach and plans to return to his native New Zealand after leading the British and Irish Lions in 2021.
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Warren Gatland named British and Irish Lions coach for 2021 South Africa tour

Warren Gatland is named British and Irish Lions coach for a record-equalling third time and will lead the tour of South Africa in 2021.
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