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...

Rugby-O'Connor last chance a potential gift for the Wallabies - Reuters UK

Rugby-O'Connor last chance a potential gift for the Wallabies - Reuters UK

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That will have to be illustrated at the Reds, where O'Connor will be coached by another man who knows all about how much talent he has, and how his attitude can cause problems, after their time together at the Western Force. "I think people mature and ...

Pat McCabe 'advised to retire' - ESPNScrum.com

Pat McCabe 'advised to retire' - ESPNScrum.com

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McCabe, has played only seven Tests since he first injured his neck on the 2012 tour of Europe, and he broke his neck while playing against the British & Irish Lions last year. He feared once again that his career was over when he departed the Brumbies ...

Pressure on Sharks to make transition - SuperSport

Pressure on Sharks to make transition - SuperSport

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The Boks had won a series against the British and Irish Lions that year, as well as the Tri-Nations. They weren't in ... And, of course, in 2012 they got done in Durban by a second string Western Province team because of complacency. Everything was ...

RugbyU: Reds sign wayward O'Connor, code-hopper Hunt - GlobalPost

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O'Connor, 24, unwanted by other Australian provinces, returns after spending a year overseas with London Irish following divisive Super Rugby spells with the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels. The wayward back departs French champions ... O'Connor ...

Rugby-Reds bank on O'Connor, Hunt for Super Rugby revival - Reuters Africa

SYDNEY Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Queensland Reds will bring Wallaby James O'Connor back to Australia and former rugby league international Karmichael Hunt back to the 15-man game for next season, the Super Rugby team said on Friday. The backline ...

Pat McCabe forced to think about rugby future after latest neck injury fears - Courier Mail

Pat McCabe forced to think about rugby future after latest neck injury fears - Courier Mail

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McCabe re-fractured his neck playing against the British and Irish Lions in June last year in a similar location to the topmost C1 vertebra he first fractured in November, 2012 on the Wallabies tour of Europe. The headgeared ACT Brumbies back also had ...

McCabe, Charles injuries hit Australia's lineup - Mail & Guardian Online

McCabe first fractured his neck in 2012 on the Wallabies European tour and suffered another neck injury in the 23-21 loss to the British and Irish Lions at Brisbane last year,ruled him out for the season. “The good thing is he's in a neck brace at the ...

The emotional rollercoaster of Kingsholm - ESPNScrum.com

The emotional rollercoaster of Kingsholm - ESPNScrum.com

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Then came the call from Gloucester and in the blink of an eye he had swapped life in Belfast for south west England. "It still seems very ... They have reacted by spending big on British & Irish Lion hooker Richard Hibbard and ex-All Black tight-head ...

Reds to confirm signing of James O'Connor - Stuff.co.nz

Reds to confirm signing of James O'Connor - Stuff.co.nz

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With the decision to play Wallabies vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper at outside centre and the loss of Western Force winger Nick Cummins to Japanese Rugby, McKenzie has been forced to select stop-gap wingers Rob Horne and Pat McCabe in the opening two ...

McKenzie poised to resist changes for ABs - Yahoo!7 News

McKenzie poised to resist changes for ABs - Yahoo!7 News

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It would be a huge reward for McCabe, who hasn't started a Test since November 2012, and broke his neck for a second time when he came off the bench against the British and Irish Lions in June last year. As widely expected, Western Force frontrower ...

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