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...

Ahead of Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies squad announcement we list 12 reasons ... - Courier Mail

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After some lean years Australian rugby is well and truly on the mend, with two sides well in the hunt for the Super Rugby title, the emergence of some superstar talent and McKenzie having had a year in the Test coaching chair. We're not saying by any ...

12 reasons for Aussie rugby optimism - Fox Sports

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The Wallabies have form heading into this year's Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship. That's right, winning form. Last year they were coming off the back of a British and Irish Lions belting — a 41-16 defeat in the third Test that cost them the series.

Sri Lanka cyclists bike down M74 - Irish Independent

Sri Lanka cyclists bike down M74 - Irish Independent

British triathlete Jonny Brownlee was among those amazed to see the intrepid cyclists riding alongside traffic this morning. He posted a picture of them dressed in their ... A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police attended. Advice and assistance was ...

Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine - Irish Independent

Meanwhile Britain has taken delivery of two black box flight recorders recovered from MH17, the Malaysian passenger jet downed over eastern Ukraine last week. "We can confirm that the two black boxes from MH17 have been delivered by the Dutch Safety ...

London Welsh sign Super 15 back row forward - Premiership Rugby

London Welsh sign Super 15 back row forward - Premiership Rugby

McCaffrey, 24, has also gained Super 15 experience with Western Force and the Waratahs, and featured against the British and Irish Lions for Western Force on their Tour of Australia in 2013. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2010 for the Waratahs.

Ben Mowen 'not ready for this to be the last game' - ESPNScrum.com

Ben Mowen 'not ready for this to be the last game' - ESPNScrum.com

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A burning desire to reach a personal milestone of 50 games for the Brumbies, as well as the belief that his side deserves so much more than to finish the 2014 Super Rugby season as also-rans, is driving Ben Mowen into the quasi-final again Western ...

Western Force star Angus Cottrell remembers the inspiration his late grandad ... - Courier Mail

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Cottrell enjoyed a long and illustrious career in rugby union including 14 Tests for the Wallabies between 1949 and 1952 and two as captain against the British and Irish Lions in 1950. The hooker, who was named in Queensland Rugby's team of the century ...

Mike Tindall: Last of World Cup winners retires - Scotsman (blog)

Mike Tindall: Last of World Cup winners retires - Scotsman (blog)

British and Irish Lion Lewsey retired in 2011 after stints with Bristol and Wasps. The 37-year-old climbed Mount Everest in ... WILL GREENWOOD: The former Lions, Leicester and Harlequins centre fronts Sky TV's School of Hard Knocks programme with Scott ...

Rugby - Player drain has Wallabies on the hop - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Western Force winger Nick Cummins' surprise announcement last week that he would quit Australian rugby to play in Japan's Top league has brought the issue into sharp focus. Though starting in all three of ... Apart from Cummins, who cited a need to ...

Australia Rugby Union player pool drying up with overseas competition - The National

Australia Rugby Union player pool drying up with overseas competition - The National

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Western Force winger Nick Cummins' surprise announcement last week that he would quit Australian rugby to play in Japan's Top league has brought the issue into sharp focus. Though starting in all three of ... Apart from Cummins, who cited a need to ...

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