England coach Eddie Jones believes the six tour matches the British and Irish Lions will play next year ahead of the first test against the All Blacks on June 24 will give the touring side a significant advantage.
Five-eighth Beauden Barrett dived on a loose ball with a little over 11 minutes remaining to score a try that sealed the Wellington Hurricanes' first Super Rugby title.
You know the Hurricanes but who are the Lions? Three seasons after politics forced them out of Super Rugby, the Lions are ready to roar.
The Blues' Super Rugby season has suffered a serious setback with 43-5 loss to the Lions in soggy Johannesburg.
The Hurricanes' long-held dominance over the Lions has scaled new heights with a 50-17 thrashing of the home side in Johannesburg.
Brisbane scrapped pretty hard for much of the first half against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Quick thinking by replacement halfback Faf de Klerk handed the Lions a crucial 29-22 victory over the Stormers in a brutal South African Super Rugby derby at Ellis Park.
Centre Ryan Crotty scored a hat-trick as the visiting Crusaders ran in a total of six tries in handing the in-form Lions a 43-37 defeat at Ellis Park.
The Highlanders have evoked memories of last year's triumphant Super Rugby campaign with a scintillating 34-15 win over the Lions in Dunedin.
The Lions have made light of any travel fatigue they might have felt by downing the Chiefs 36-32 in a see-sawing Super Rugby clash on Saturday.
The Stormers' hopes of finishing Super Rugby league runners-up and securing a home semi-final were dented on Saturday when they drew 19-19 with the Lions in a Cape Town thriller.
The Waratahs have again slammed the frequent use of stoppages in Super Rugby after a bonus point loss to the Lions left them clinging to top spot in the Australian conference overnight.
The NSW Waratahs may be running on to Ellis Park, Johannesburg without forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu on Saturday evening (Sunday morning AEST), but that has not stopped rival coach Johan Ackermann from describing the contest as "Lions versus the Wallabies".
The Lions spoiled the final Super Rugby home match of the Cheetahs under coach Naka Drotske with a bonus-point 40-17 South African derby triumph on Saturday in Bloemfontein.
The Brumbies face a tough run to the Super Rugby finals, but is the best defence in the competition enough to get them to their goal?
A gutted Matt Toomua is hopeful that he will be fit for the ACT Brumbies' last three games.
Henry Speight touched the ball just three times last week, but has vowed to make the most of any opportunities that come his way against the Lions.
The Lions staged a remarkable second-half comeback to defeat New Zealand's Otago Highlanders 28-23 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Bulls have ended the five-match Super Rugby winning streak of fellow South Africans the Lions with a thrilling 35-33 bonus-point triumph.