Former Lions captain Paul O'Connell says Sam Warburton has the maturity and confidence to lead the tourists in Australia.
Cardiff Blues lock Bradley Davies will lead a squad including nine uncapped players on Wales' June tour to Japan.
Northampton flanker Tom Wood has urged his side to seize a rare opportunity in the Premiership final against Leicester.
BBC rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott discusses Jonny Wilkinson's form, Toulon winning the Heineken Cup and Australia's Lions squad
Scottish full-back Stuart Hogg admits he is worried at being in charge of the British & Irish Lions mascot.
Jonny Wilkinson says he will do everything possible to be fit enough to answer a Lions injury call if he is needed.
Lack of a Wales tour open-side is a 'gamble', admits caretaker coach Robin McBryde ahead of two-Test Japan series.
Chris Henry says Ulster will have to produce their best game of the season to beat Leinster in Saturday's Pro12 final.
England's Ben Morgan feels Sunday's match against the Barbarians gives fringe players a chance to impress.
Exeter scrum-half Haydn Thomas wants to make his England chance count against the Barbarians on Sunday.
Jersey will host Premiership finalists Leicester in a pre-season friendly for the second year in-a-row in August.
Head coach Malcolm Brown praises his Cumbria side for reaching Twickenham in the Championship Shield final.
Saracens pair Alex Goode and Joel Tomkins withdraw from England's summer tour to Uruguay and Argentina through injury.
Former Wales rugby international Matthew J Watkins is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his pelvis.
London Wasps sign Bedford Blues prop and member of the armed forces Ricky Reeves for next season.
Sean O'Brien could be back in contention to play for Leinster in Saturday's Pro12 final against Ulster in Dublin.
Connacht complete their signings for next season by bringing Samoan international James So'oialo to the club.
Financially-stricken Championship club Nottingham Rugby are in discussions with two potential new owners.
Lichfield number eight Sarah Hunter will lead England women on their three-test tour to New Zealand in July.
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson is named European Player of the Year for his performances in this season's Heineken Cup.
Stuart Olding is among six uncapped players named in a Rory Best-led Ireland squad for the North American tour.
Code-switcher Israel Folau is one of three uncapped players in Australia's initial 25-man squad to face the Lions.
World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson says a maiden Heineken Cup triumph is one of his greatest achievements.
Wales wing George North hopes to end his run of five straight defeats by Australia when the Lions take them on this summer.
Ireland and Munster fly-half Ronan O'Gara will take up a coaching role with Racing Metro after announcing his retirement.
Australia hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau is set to miss the Test series against the Lions after sustaining a broken arm.
Jonny Wilkinson inspires Toulon to come from behind and secure the Heineken Cup with a 16-15 win over Clermont Auvergne.
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson is among five nominees for European Player of the Year following his impressive Heineken Cup displays.
Leinster produce a display of clinical finishing as they beat Stade Francais in the Amlin Challenge Cup final.
Leicester Tigers have signed France international prop Jerome Schuster to replace the departing Martin Castrogiovanni.
Ireland and Leinster centre Brian O'Driscoll will play for another season after signing a new one-year contract.
Cornwall boss Dave Thomas wants to reward fans by taking the County Championship final for the first time since 2001.
Features & Analysis
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BBC Sport's rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott on the Premiership final, Owen Farrell's form and more
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Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce plots rugby sevens' journey from end-of-season muckabout to serious international sporting endeavour
World Cup winner Bob Dwyer on the decisions facing current Australia coach Robbie Deans ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour
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