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Spencer handed Lions role

Spencer handed Lions role

John Spencer will once again be a British & Irish Lion, 46 years after he toured as a player, as tour manager in New Zealand for 2017.

BOD wants Pacific Island stop

BOD wants Pacific Island stop

British and Irish Lions legend Brian O'Driscoll believes the 2017 tourists should play a game in the Pacific Islands en route to New Zealand.

Gatland awarded OBE

Gatland awarded OBE

Wales and victorious British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Writers' gong for Halfpenny

Writers' gong for Halfpenny

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny was named the player of the year for 2013 by the British-based Rugby Union Writers' Club on Monday.

Defining Moments of 2013

Defining Moments of 2013

We look back at the moments which - for better or for worse - made 2013 a year to remember.

Halfpenny misses out to Murray

Halfpenny misses out to Murray

Leigh Halfpenny finished runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, while Warren Gatland and the Lions won awards.

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