British & Irish Lions injury victim Jerry Flannery is well on the way to a full recovery from the elbow problem that ruled him out of the 2009 tour to South Africa.
Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam hooker chipped a bone on his left elbow during training ahead of the Lions tour and was ruled out at the eleventh hour. He was forced to have an operation, but is now back training with the Irish squad.
Flannery is among a group of 13 Munster players who are currently training with Declan Kidney's Irish national squad in Belfast. The Magners League champions are expecting their No 1 hooker to be available in the early stages of their title defence.
In the fifth of a series of interviews, British & Irish Lions fans reminisce on their favourite tour memories. Here Colin Moffitt recounts his trip to Australia for the triumphant 2013 tour against the Wallabies.
Victory on a British & Irish Lions tour, alongside some memorable performances in the red of Wales, has seen Mike Phillips follow in the footsteps of legendary compatriots like JPR Williams and Phil Bennett - and it is a legacy he may have been destined to join since his junior days at Whitland RFC.
There is nothing quite like being on Tour! The buzz and atmosphere generated on a Lions Tour is memorable. Here's what some of the travelling fans thought of their trip to Australia in 2013. Secure your place for New Zealand 2017 at www.lionstour.com
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.