John Pemberton

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Scottish Rugby Union reveals encouraging figures

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has released figures which show a record turnover of £39.3m.<p>Murrayfield chief executive Mark Dodson has also revealed …

Kenya overhauls wildlife laws following rise in elephant and rhino deaths

Kenya's Cabinet has approved a complete overhaul of the country's national wildlife legislation by approving the Wildlife Bill and Policy, in one of …

Africa wild | Environment

LIONS THREATS – ATTACK SYSTEM

LIONS THREATS – ATTACK SYSTEM<p><b>In the first five parts of this series I’ve looked at the potential players for the Lions and Wallabies and showed you</b> …

Warren Gatland's Notebook: Six lessons learned by the Lions

PLATFORM<p>The Lions received the ball from only two scrums, but it was a means to establish position. They were awarded five penalties and two …

British & Irish Lions A to Z: an hilarious yet often violent history

A<b><br>IS FOR ANNIVERSARY</b><p>This year is the 125th anniversary of the first visit by a British rugby team to New Zealand and Australia. A few differences leap …

Former France prop claims he was doped at 1995 World Cup

International Rugby<p>Former France prop claims he was doped at 1995 World Cup<p>ESPN Staff<p>June 1, 2013<p>Former France prop Laurent Benezech believes he was …

Lions 2013: Kurtley Beale gives hope of Australia recall with return to club action

Kurtley Beale, who is undergoing counselling for alcohol-related issues at a private clinic, increased hopes in Australia that he may be available to face the British and Irish Lions after returning to action with his club side on Saturday.<p>The 24-year-old’s Randwick side were beaten 38-25 by Sydney …

Lions 2013: Paul O'Connell says set-piece provided platform for success in big win over Barbarians

Paul O'Connell pinpointed strong work at the set-piece as the cornerstone of the British and Irish Lions' success in their comprehensive 59-8 victory over the Barbarians.<p>Scrum-half Mike Phillips, the <b>Lions</b>' most consistent performer, scored two tries, while wing Alex Cuthbert also claimed a double …

Quade Cooper sparks Reds past Rebels

Super Rugby Round 16 - Reds v Rebels<p>Quade Cooper sparks Reds past Rebels<p>June 1, 2013<p>James Horwill celebrates Jake Schatz's try <br>© Getty …

Dan Baker ready for 'massive jump' with Wales

Wales number eight prospect Dan Baker is ready for 'a massive jump' from part-time rugby to the international stage.<p>The 20-year-old has yet to start …

British and Irish Lions tour 2013: How the players rated against Barbarians in Hong Kong

The Lions opened their 2013 tour with a resounding eight-try demolition of the Barbarians in Hong Kong .<p>Mike Phillips took the official …

Thousands of ancient trees at risk, Woodland Trust warns

Thousands of "precious" ancient trees could be at risk from pests and diseases such as ash dieback and acute oak decline, experts have warned. …

Lions Alert: All 3 Scottish Lions have been picked for the Lions tour opener against the Barbarians on Saturday! Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Richie Gray will all have any early chance to show what they can do and stake an early claim to the test shirt. Are you excited yet?! Lions team: Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Alex Cuthbert (Wales), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Jamie Roberts (Wales), Sean Maitland (Scotland); Owen Farrell (England), Mike Phillips (Wales); Mako Vunipola (England), Richard Hibbard (Wales), Adam Jones (Wales), Richie Gray (Scotland), Paul O'Connell (Ireland), Dan Lydiate (Wales), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Toby Faletau (Wales). Replacements: Tom Youngs (England), Cian Healy (Ireland), Matt Stevens (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Jamie Heaslip (Ireland), Conor Murray (Ireland), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), George North (Wales)

Who will be the British and Irish Lions hate figure?

Now Hartley’s gone, who are the haters gonna hate?<p><b>The bags were packed for them, the flight attendants put a padlock on the beer fridge and the</b> …

Scotland lock Al Kellock backs Vern Cotter appointment

Scotland lock Al Kellock has backed the appointment of Vern Cotter as head coach.<p>Cotter will take over on a full-time basis in June 2014 when his …

European science advisers deem another pesticide to be a risk to bees : News blog

The European Commission has confirmed that it will heavily restrict the use of three pesticides linked to problems with bee health — just as another …

Championship play-off: Bedford Blues have 'nothing to lose'

<b>Bedford Blues centre Mark Atkinson has said his side will play free of pressure as they look to overturn a nine-point deficit in the Championship play-off final against Newcastle.</b><p>The Blues, 18-9 losers at Goldington Road, travel to the north east for Wednesday's second leg.<p>"More than ever there's …

Captain role vital for Lions - Wood

Former British and Irish Lions captain Keith Wood believes current skipper Sam Warburton will have a decisive role in the tour of Australia.<p>Ex-Ireland hooker Wood said he was a "little bit worried" about comments downplaying the importance of a Lions captain.<p>Wood also looks back on his experiences …

Sam Warburton

British and Irish Lions tour 2013: Behind the scenes with the Lions as the squad arrives in Hong Kong

The wait is over, the British and Irish Lions are on their way.<p>Warren Gatland and his squad have landed in Hong Kong for the first leg of this …

Here is my manifesto for rewilding the world

Until modern humans arrived, every continent except Antarctica possessed a megafauna. In the Americas, alongside mastodons, mammoths, four-tusked and …

Ancient woodland restoration project secures £1.9m funding

A project to restore tens of thousands of acres of ancient woodland has secured £1.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The five-year scheme by the …

'Drones are changing the face of conservation'

The Namib Desert Covert Operation from ShadowView on Vimeo.<p>Anti-hunting groups in Britain, conservationists on African game reserves and US animal …

South Africa: Zuma-lion bone advert contested by Avaaz

The advert was said to be a PR disaster<p><b>A campaign group has taken court action in South Africa over the removal of an advertisement urging President Jacob Zuma to ban the trade in lion bones.</b><p>The advert, showing a lioness looking down the barrel of a gun with Mr Zuma in the background, was removed …

100 years ago: The black water-vole

A black water-vole swam across the stream and landed on a raft of flotsam which was anchored amongst the half-submerged lower branches of an alder. …