Jonny Wilkinson has confirmed that he will be available for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia should there be an injury to one of the two selected fly-halves, Jonathan Sexton or Owen Farrell.
The hilarious comic talents of four of world rugby’s finest raconteurs will gather for a side-splitting night of laughter when former Test players, England’s Gareth Chilcott, Scotland’s Ian Robertson, Australia’s Peter FitzSimons and Scott Quinnell from Wales take the stage in A Night of Rugby Comedy at the City Recital Hall in Sydney’s Angel Place on Friday, July 5.
There is never a non-contentious Lions squad – unless, like Sir Clive Woodward in 2005, you pick nearly every player who played in the year’s Six Nations – and your view of it depends squarely on which team you support.
The British & Irish Lions squad for the Tour to Australia was announced this morning.
Australia great Michael Lynagh views Paul O’Connell as the best man to lead the British and Irish Lions this summer, but predicts that Warren Gatland will opt for Sam Warburton.
Warburton, is the firm favourite to be tour captain after bookmakers suspended betting on him on Friday.
Having earned five Test caps for the British and Irish Lions, Jason Robinson knows a thing or two about what is required to wear the famous red jersey.
Paul O'Connell inspired Munster to an 18-12 Heineken Cup quarter-final victory over Harlequins and was immediately tipped to make a big impression on the British and Irish Lions tour.
There are more questions than answers for Lions coach Warren Gatland after a pulsating but unilluminating Six Nations.
Sky Sports UK commentators Scott Quinnell and Will Greenwood have named their Lions starting XV following Wales' back-to-back Six Nations triumph.