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Ben Smith

What we learnt from the Lions v Japan

Two key injuries aside, it was a useful hit out for Warren Gatland's tourists but stiffer tests await

Gregor Paul

The cultural shift that's transformed the All Blacks

A massive change in the All Blacks culture is helping to bring the best out of players.

Andy Clarke

Tracking the history of the Lions

The toughest tour in sport gives players the chance to be remembered as greats of the game

Garry Doyle

Why is Conor Murray the new Lions captain?

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half has precious little captaincy experience but he will have to learn fast on the biggest stage

Tom Vinicombe

Damian McKenzie at a career crossroads

A stint overseas, no matter how short, could spell an end to Damian McKenzie's All Blacks hopes.

Owain Jones

Gatland's Lions attempt to climb their Everest

The Lions tour starts in Edinburgh today but their toughest opponent will surely be a pandemic that has brought the world to its k…

Christy Doran

Big Will Skelton remains the Wallabies' one that got away

Despite interest from Australia, Will Skelton has signed a mammoth contract to remain in France.

Jamie Lyall

Premiership final: The key battles

Where might Saturday's mouth-watering Premiership Final be won and lost?

Andrew Elliott

England's Toon army

A quartet of Newcastle Falcons will show off their wares to a wider audience and Toby Flood gives you the lowdown

Gregor Paul

The struggle to replace Ma'a Nonu

The All Blacks are yet to find a midfielder that possesses the same subtleties to their game as Ma'a Nonu.

Gavin Mortimer

France's tour of hotel hell

A callow French squad prepare to embark on their grinding voyage to Australia

Ben Kay

How rugby is addressing the tackle height

The England World Cup winner believes great strides have been made in making tackles safer but there is more to do