From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
It’s conceivable that the leaked Wallabies lineup is right, but with no bench and only a passing mention of Kurtley Beale, the leak is suspicious.
The Wallabies team to play the first Test against the British and Irish Lions has leaked a day ahead of the scheduled announcement, with The Roar understanding that the XV line-up is accurate.
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Old Spiro is an ancient who should have been born in the 18th century, or at least before the modern technological age.
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Australia’s main man, Will Genia, says the Wallabies are prepared for the most difficult assignment they’ve faced in the Robbie Deans era on Saturday night – one even more intimidating than their All Black nemeses.
The victorious Brumbies have delivered the Wallabies a blueprint for beating the British and Irish Lions which could prove invaluable in the first Test on Saturday.
Blues coach Sir John Kirwan admits he’s taken a few risks in naming a 26-man squad to travel to South Africa for Super Rugby matches against the Sharks and Cheetahs.
The British and Irish Lions have received a much-needed boost after their momentum-halting loss to the Brumbies with giant winger George North cleared for Saturday night’s first Test.
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper admits the battle-hardened British and Irish Lions will enter Saturday night’s first Test with a slight advantage from their lead up matches.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says his side’s shock 14-12 loss against the Brumbies is an important reality check heading into Saturday’s opening Test against the Wallabies.
While rejoicing in the nation’s capital is thoroughly deserved after the Brumbies played out of their skins to beat the Lions 14-12 last night, the tourist’s loss won’t mean a toss come Saturday and the first Test against the Wallabies.
It’s taken six years but the Wallabies’ Mr Versatile, Adam Ashley-Cooper, has finally settled in his true home at No.13 and is ready to test himself against the game’s midfield master – Brian O’Driscoll.
The Brumbies have clung on for a dramatic 14-12 victory over a fast finishing British and Irish Lions outfit to become the first provincial team to beat the touring side in 16 years.
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This is the final installment of what is meant to be only a relatively brief insight into Lions tours of the southern hemisphere since the end of World War II.
With the Lions Test series finally getting underway this weekend in Brisbane and the hype starting to build, let’s take a quick look at why the Lions should win the series.
According to British and Irish Lions team Doctor James Robson, George North is making progress and is back to running.
A man with a thick Scottish accent snaps the ball away from his coach and yells, “Right lads, a game of touch? Brits versus ANZACs.”
The final Lions tour match before the first Test against the Wallabies on Saturday is taking place tonight in Canberra as the Brumbies host the British and Irish Lions. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.
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This is an impressive touring party the Lions have brought to Australia. So far, we have seen play not normally attributed to the Northern Hemisphere teams, we’ve seen ball movement and counter attack, and a lot of it.
In a week where four of Australia’s and Randwick’s favourite sons were elevated to ‘Invincible’ status and deservedly so, it is again to Randwick that the Wallabies should turn to when planning the downfall of the British and Irish Lions.
As a Waratahs fan I believe the litmus test of the Lions match provided some insight into the state of the team. Here are the points that came to the fore.
What did the Lions’ display against the Waratahs tell us about the future?
What a fascinating 160 minutes of rugby we were treated to on Saturday night, from two teams on very different missions.
After just watching the Springboks making heavy weather out of beating the Scottish team I am as livid as anything.
With everybody busy today blowing smoke in the direction of the Lions backsides after they demolished the Waratahs minus Wallabies stars last night I think it’s an appropriate time to remind people that Robbie Deans isn’t the only coach under pressure in this series.
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