Calum French is off to Kazakhstan with the British Lions
. Fellow Birtley boxer Cyrus Pattinson is going too
In the days when the home countries did not tour, the British Lions
had a role, but not now.
Bernard Laporte, Toulon's director of rugby, has confirmed the British Lions
star will see out the final year of his three-year contract at Stade Felix Mayol.
Sir Ian's talk about the collective focus he engendered as British Lions
The couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday, revealed Natasha, 25, is pregnant again by the 32-yearold former British Lion
. They split after just nine months of marriage and she later lost a baby.
And he added: "I played the British Lions
at the start of the year and I realised that it was a completely different way to play rugby.
| NOT THIS TIME: British Lions
' ' George North is tackled by Western Force''s Sam Norton-Knight at the Paterson Stadium
DEAN Richards has backed Euan Murray to make an impact with Worcester - and revealed his hope that the Scotland forward is selected for the British Lions
Gatland, who coached Wales to the World Cup semi-finals last autumn as well as this year's Six Nations Grand Slam, will become the second New Zealander to lead the British Lions
on tour after Graham Henry 11 years ago.
Summary: British Lions
star Mike Phillips has been quizzed by police over an alleged row with a taxi driver.
Friends and family said goodbye to the Wales and British Lions
star at his funeral service on Friday.
FOUR rugby fans visiting South Africa for the British Lions
tour have told of their terrifying ordeal at being carjacked and beaten up at gunpoint.
Drawing on interviews from more than 75 British Lions
tourists since the fifties, this book captures what it means to be a British Lions
player: The historic victories, the glorious failures and the stories surrounding the icons of rugby such as Edwards, Bennett, Hastings, Guscott, Dallaglio and Johnson.
Rugby Union: In which city will the first South Africa v British Lions
Test in 2009 take place?
VCBET quote the British Lions
at 20-1 to stay unbeaten throughout their tour of South Africa after Ian McGeechan's appointment as coach, writes Max Oram.