Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny was named the player of the year for 2013 by the British-based Rugby Union Writers' Club on Monday.
We look back at the moments which - for better or for worse - made 2013 a year to remember.
Leigh Halfpenny finished runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, while Warren Gatland and the Lions won awards.
Warren Gatland has queried whether a quota system should be installed for the next British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland admits learning about his World Cup rivals was key to his taking Andy Farrell on tour.
Lions centre Manu Tuilagi has apologised on Twitter after making a 'bunny ears' gesture behind the Prime Minister David Cameron.
Planet Rugby brings you the defining images of 2013. In part two, we look at the best shots from July to the festive period.
Some of the best images from the aftermath of the British and Irish Lions' series victory.
Relive the action from Sydney, right here!
All the best images as Australia and the British and Irish Lions prepare for the deciding third Test.
Planet Rugby brings you the defining images of 2013. In part two, we look at the best shots from July to the festive period.Photo galleries home
We are giving away tickets to this weekend's Heineken Cup semi-final between Saracens and Clermont at Twickenham.
Our readers are never short of an opinion and our mailbox is seldom empty. This week a reader a World XV...with a twist.
Should Blues boss Sir John Kirwan bear the brunt of the responsibility for Benji Marshall's failure to succeed in Rugby Union?
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