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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Depleted Lions brace for Brumbies challenge ahead of first Wallabies test

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... for depleted Lions The British & Irish Lions' hopes of victory in their last tour match before facing Australia will be tested by a hastily assembled backline and an ACT Brumbies side keen to inflict a timely psychological blow in Canberra tomorrow. Like all the provincial sides thrown to the Lions, the Brumbies will front up with a starting XV robbed of their best Wallabies players ...

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    Sam Warburton aims to hit ground running for the Lions

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the British and Irish Lions in their rich 125-year history. Warburton said he needed to hit form quickly to secure his test spot following outstanding performances by Justin Tipuric and Sean ... Agence France-Presse in Brisbane Warburton to hit ground running Skipper Sam Warburton says he wants to make up for lost time as he finally makes his tour debut for the British and Irish ...

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    Lions hold off battling Reds, but Tommy Bowe’s tour is over

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brisbane Winger is latest casualty for tourists after tough battle against Queensland Lions hold off Reds, but win comes at a cost The British and Irish Lions survived a determined onslaught by the Queensland Reds to grind out a 22-12 victory and maintain the unbeaten start to their tour. The Reds outscored the visitors two tries to one but the Lions ...

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    Lions coach Gatland expects more from his players

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney With first test against Wallabies approaching, touring coach expects players to step up a gear Demanding Gatland questions Lions' hunger Most coaches would be happy with a 10-try shellacking, even against a team containing amateurs, but Warren Gatland's barely disguised anger after the British & Irish Lions beat Combined Country on Tuesday told of a man ...

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    Injuries force Lions to change Australia plans

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... schedule takes injury toll British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland continues squad rotation for the tour match against the New South Wales Waratahs tomorrow, backtracking on his plan to put ... who has been struggling with a hamstring problem and gets a place among the replacements. Irish centre Brian O'Driscoll, 34, who captained the Lions to a 64-0 victory over a Combined ...

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    Injuries force more changes to Wallabies squad ahead of Lions tests

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Deans is forced to make three more changes on squad as tough Super competition takes its toll Injury woes hit Wallabies ahead of Lions tests Australia coach Robbie Deans was forced to make three changes to his 25-man training squad yesterday after more injury problems ahead of the British and Irish Lions test series. Melbourne Rebels halfback Nick Phipps, NSW ...

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    O’Driscoll to lead Lions in their first tour game in Australia

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... O'Driscoll will lead Lions in perth opener Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll would lead the British and Irish Lions in their first tour game in Australia this week with skipper Sam Warburton still ... Lions coach Warren Gatland said with Irish centre O'Driscoll leading the side, the tourists would be ready to start their visit to Australia with a win. "This is his fourth Lions tour ...

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    Cian Healy’s Lions tour looks over after biting incident and injury

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Perth Irish prop could be cited for alleged biting incident, but leg injury in thumping of Western Force seems to have ended campaign anyway Healy's tour looks over as Lion shows his teeth An alleged biting incident and injury involving Cian Healy clouded a thumping win for the British & Irish Lions as they beat Western Force 69-17 at the start ...

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    Farrell admits he’ll have to keep his cool when Lions play in Australia

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... his discipline when the British & Irish Lions hit Australia. The fly-half scrapped with his Saracens clubmate Schalk Brits just seven minutes into the Lions' opening tour match ... there was nothing in it and nothing in what happened afterwards. "These are big games. Every game you're going to play for the Lions is massive and to lose someone to the bin would be massive. You ...

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    Brian O’Driscoll wants Lions to keep up momentum

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the Lions to dominate The British and Irish Lions' Australian campaign begins today, with captain Brian O'Driscoll demanding a dominant display against an under-strength Western Force ... in Brisbane on Saturday. "Gethin trained fully and Sam will train fully tomorrow, he didn't quite do everything today but he will be fine for tomorrow," Lions assistant coach Graham ...




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