Stage set for thrilling Sydney showdown

The British & Irish Lions latest quest for glory will come to a conclusion in Sydney on Saturday night when they tackle Australia in the series-deciding third Test at the ANZ Stadium. The Lions drew...

Australia Team Named For Third Test

Australia Team Named For Third Test

Smith has convinced head coach Robbie Deans that he deserves a starting place, having returned from Japan to back up the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby after injury sidelined regular openside flanker David...

Smith unleashed on B&I Lions

Seasoned flank George Smith has been recalled to the Australian team for the deciding Test against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday. His recall comes four years after his last international...

Wallabies team to play British & Irish Lions in the third Tom Richards Cup Test named

The selection of Australia’s third highest capped player, four years after his most recent Test appearance, highlights the Qantas Wallabies side named today ahead of Saturday night’s third and series-deciding...

Veteran Smith recalled by Australia

Veteran flanker George Smith has been recalled to the Australia side to face the British and Irish Lions in Saturday's series decider in Sydney. Smith, 32, made his last Test appearance in 2009...

George Smith to start against Lions

George Smith has been selected to make his first Test appearance in four years when Australia face the British & Irish Lions in the Tom Richards Cup series-deciding test at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. Smith...

Lions Digest – Brits Abroad and Aussies Down

Rugby Media brings you the latest from the 2013 Lions tour, all here and ready for you to digest in easy bitesize form.   Brits AbroadOne match one victory and the Lions now head to Australia as unbeaten...

A brutal decision and Gatland's biggest gamble

What, no BOD? Surely some mistake? As selection bombshells go, it is hard to think of any that have created quite such a stir as Brian O'Driscoll's omission from the Lions side ...

Aussies want review as appeal leaves Horwill in 'utter mental disarray'

Gavin Mairs – 03 July 2013The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is to write to the International Rugby Board to demand a review of the judicial process that led to Wallabies...

George Smith will start for Wallabies: reports [with expected Wallabies lineup]

News Limited is reporting George Smith is a bolter for the Wallabies openside flanker position, with Michael Hooper to be moved to the bench. Smith appearance would be his first since 2009; his 111th...

Michael Foley's British and Irish Lions gamble finally paying dividends for ... - Courier Mail

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Michael Foley's British and Irish Lions gamble finally paying dividends for surging Western Force. by: Iain Payten ... Australian types wondered why the likes of Kyle Godwin weren't put in a fully laden Force team to give the Lions a red-hot crack ...

Jayden Hayward helps Western Force continue on winning way in Super Rugby ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Jayden Hayward helps Western Force continue on winning way in Super Rugby ... - Sydney Morning Herald

... a group, crap thing for Bernie [Larkham], but he can have that,'' captain Ben Mowen said. McCabe's man-of-the-match performance comes after he broke his neck for the second time while playing for the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions in ...

ARU clanger could cost them dearly - ESPNScrum.com

ARU clanger could cost them dearly - ESPNScrum.com

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Also full marks for Folau for having the courage in bluntly telling all what he thought of the ARU, and its unprecedented decision to go over the top of the Waratahs medical staff and force him out of the Western Force match due to a throat injury. The ...

Queensland Reds to gamble on Jamie-Jerry Taulagi against Western Force - Courier Mail

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Morahan is a noted opportunist when running the ball back, including his 75m kick-and-regather from the Reds-British and Irish Lions tour game which was the best solo try of 2013. The return of No.8 Ben McCalman from suspension adds punch to the Force ...

Newspaper brought to book for claiming Joyce's 'Ulysses' as British novel - Irish Times

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And not since Brian O'Driscoll was excluded from a certain rugby team last summer has there been such outrage on this island as was caused by the inclusion of James Joyce, Flann O'Brien and John Banville in a selection of “British” literary lions ...

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues - Sydney Morning Herald

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues - Sydney Morning Herald

You could forgive Pat McCabe for thanking his lucky stars the past two weeks after seeing NRL player Alex McKinnon's rugby league career end because of a broken neck. McCabe has broken his neck twice since November 2012. He had another scare in round ...

Wallaby watch: the comeback kings - Fox Sports

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THE rugby season is rocketing along and before you know it the Wallabies' first Test of the year will be upon us. Ewen McKenzie's ... With the help of Fox Sports Stats we take a look at the comeback kings looking to force their way back into the ...

Defection sure to add to the reception for Force's Luke Morahan from ex-Red ... - Courier Mail

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No one in the British and Irish Lions managed it when Morahan scored his breathtaking 75m kick-and-regather try against the tourists for the Reds in his last game at Suncorp Stadium. Morahan left Brisbane to seek more playing time and a shot at the ...

Sport – and the fundamental unimportance of who wins and loses - Financial Times

It was the last of a trilogy of major disasters that benighted English football in the late 1980s, after the Bradford fire of 1985 (56 dead) and the Heysel tragedy in Brussels just 18 days later when Liverpool fans charged their Juventus rivals and a ...

Brumbies | Blues - Sydney Morning Herald

Lealiifano calmly slotted it, but it left the question, why didn't they kick to the corner and push for their fourth try and get just their second bonus point of the Super Rugby season. They didn't get another sniff for the rest of the ... He had ...

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