The Sale Sharks player Danny Cipriani is recovering in hospital after reportedly being hit by a bus during a pub crawl in Leeds.
Soldiers fighting on the frontline in Afghanistan are bidding to play the highest rugby match on Earth when they trek to Everest base camp.
The Interim Head Coach said he was 'proud to be a Welshman' as Wales clinched the RBS 6 Nations title and deprived England of a Grand Slam.
The Manic Street Preachers have scheduled a series of gigs around the rugby, to allow them to watch the British & Irish Lions matches.
The Welsh band will head to Australia in late June to play shows in Melbourne and Sydney, coinciding with matches against the Wallabies and will head to Auckland during a break between games.
The trio have not visited Australia since 2010, and the visit to New Zealand will be their first.
The group said: "As massive rugby fans the chance to visit one of our favourite countries - play some gigs and watch the British and Irish Lions play Australia is an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity.
"We can't wait to play a selection of our greatest hits to our Australian fans and the thousands of Lions fans travelling Down Under."
Jonny Wilkinson and England captain Chris Robshaw have not been named in the British and Irish Lions squad.
Head coach Warren Gatland named Sam Warburton as his captain in a squad that includes 15 Welshmen, 10 English, nine Irish and three Scots.
The squad will start the 10-match tour with a match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on 1 June.
England skipper Chris Robshaw could become the country's third captain of the professional era to be overlooked for a Lions tour following Phil de Glanville (1997) and Steve Borthwick (2009).
With Wales' Sam Warburton pitched as the bookies' favourite for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, he may have seen off competition from Irish pair Paul O'Connell and Brian O'Driscol.
It is thought there will be few surprise selections, and none of the players will know about their Lions selection until tour manager Andy Irvine reads out the names during a mid-morning press conference.
The ten-match tour begins in Hong Kong against the Barbarians on June 1, followed by games in Australia, including three Test match appointments with the Wallabies.
More than a third of this summer's British and Irish Lions tour squad is expected to be provided by Wales.
The 38-man group for Australia will be unveiled today, with Sam Warburton the favourite for the Lions captaincy, aged 24, he could become Wales' youngest Lions tour captain.
Warburton has already led Wales to a World Cup semi-final in 2011, and a Six Nations title and Grand Slam last season.
At least 14 of his countrymen could join him, with Ireland likely to provide the second biggest number, followed by England and then Scotland.
Rugby star Danny Cipriani has left hospital with heavy bruising and concussion after running into a bus during a pub crawl with his Sale Shark teammates.
A passing cyclist captured the aftermath of the former England fly-half's collision in Leeds city centre last night:
Thank you for all the well wishes, means a lot. My ribs are a bit sore. Feel like I've been hit by a bus...From @DannyCipriani87 on Twitter:
Out of hospital now. Once again, thank you for the messagesFrom @DannyCipriani87 on Twitter:
Wales wing George North is pictured tucking into a well-earned cooked breakfast following his side's 30 - 3 victory over England last night.
He tweeted the picture along with the caption 'Good company over breakfast!'